Dozens arrested as New York police clear out anti-Israel ‘liberated zone’ at NYU

A screenshot of video throwing a Palestinian demonstrator throwing chair toward NYPD officers, as they move to disperse an anti-Israel "liberated zone" set up at New York University, April 22, 2024. (X video screenshot; used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)
A screenshot of video throwing a Palestinian demonstrator throwing chair toward NYPD officers, as they move to disperse an anti-Israel "liberated zone" set up at New York University, April 22, 2024. (X video screenshot; used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)

Clashes have broken out between NYPD officers and demonstrators at New York University after police moved in to clear out an anti-Israel “liberated zone” set up by pro-Palestinian protesters.

Video shows officers in riot gear scuffling with demonstrators, after the police began getting rid of equipment and arresting protesters for violating an order to disperse. Some of the protesters appear to act violently toward officers, with a masked man draped in a keffiyeh throwing a chair toward them.

Dozens of the protesters — including students and faculty — were arrested, according to local media reports.

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