Paris police move to clear protest against Israel at Sorbonne

Students display a giant Palestinian flag as they take part in a rally in support of Palestinians and against Israel, at the Sorbonne University in Paris on April 29, 2024. (Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP)
Students display a giant Palestinian flag as they take part in a rally in support of Palestinians and against Israel, at the Sorbonne University in Paris on April 29, 2024. (Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP)

PARIS — French police have moved in to clear dozens of protesters who had camped out in a courtyard in Sorbonne University in Paris on Monday to protest against Israel over its war with Hamas in Gaza, a student there says.

The demonstration took place three days after protests at the capital’s elite Sciences Po university and came in the wake of rallies in campuses across the United States against the conflict.

“We have every reason, like in Yale, in Columbia, in Sciences Po… to condemn what we can see is happening,” the student, who only gives his name as Leonard, says at another rally outside the gates of the Sorbonne.

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