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Despite crackdown, protesters ‘haven’t lost the plot' on Gaza war, says Columbia journalist

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Pro-Palestinian supporters continue to demonstrate with a protest encampment on the campus of Columbia University on April 30, 2024 in New York City.

From New York: Gaza war, not outside agitators, cause of Columbia protests

New York City Mayor Eric Adams this week referred to “outside agitators” co-opting the pro-Palestinian encampments and demonstrators at Columbia University and City College of New York (CCNY) this week, following the arrests of 282 protesters at the Manhattan colleges. 

Adams said 29% of those arrested at Columbia and 60% of those at CCNY were not affiliated with the universities.

“The numbers are opaque, and the definition of affiliated, or unaffiliated, is unclear," said Shayeza Walid, a reporter and graduate student at Columbia University's School of Journalism.

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