Anti-Israel protesters take over Cal State university building

Anti-Israel student protesters barricade the entrance to the student services building at California State University in Los Angeles, June 12, 2024. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)
Anti-Israel student protesters barricade the entrance to the student services building at California State University in Los Angeles, June 12, 2024. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

Anti-Israel demonstrators take over a building at California State University, Los Angeles, where campus police are monitoring the situation as employees inside shelter in place, an official says.

University spokesperson Erik Frost Hollins says a group of 50 to 100 people barricaded exits on the first floor and blocked paths around the building, so the university asked employees to shelter in place, The Los Angeles Times reports. The university president’s office is in the building, but Hollins wouldn’t confirm whether she was one of the people inside.

The university posted a “protest action alert” on its website announcing that all main campus classes and operations would be remote until further notice and asking people not to go to the main campus.

Images from the scene showed graffiti on the building, furniture blocking doorways and overturned golf carts, picnic tables and umbrellas barricading the plaza out front.

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