Anti-Israel protesters occupy Amsterdam university overnight, local media reports

Anti-Israel protesters have spent the night occupying one of the locations of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), local media reports, a day after student protesters and police clashed in the Dutch capital.

Police say in a statement that the UvA did not ask them to stop the protest, contrary to Monday evening when riot police broke up an encampment at UvA.

UvA said in a statement just after midnight that it would like to come to a solution with the students who have been protesting since Monday, adding that the protest has “caused considerable damage” to its buildings.

The university will keep several locations closed today due to the blockades.

At the University of Utrecht, some 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Amsterdam, local police have ended a pro-Palestinian demonstration at the library, the university says in a statement.

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