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NYPD Arrests 108 People at Columbia University After Anti-Israel Agitators Set up Encampment on Campus

Police removed anti-Israel protesters from Columbia University’s campus in New York City on Thursday, April 18, after the demonstrating students had set up an encampment on a campus lawn, and announced the suspension of those students involved.

In total, 108 people were arrested and given a summons for trespassing, the NYPD said during an early evening press conference. Two people were additionally given a summons for obstruction of governmental administration. The daughter of Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., was arrested and given a trespass summons, the NYPD said.

NYPD officers also noted that while many of the protesters were peaceful and didn’t resist arrest, around 500 students left their classrooms and told officers they were the “KKK,” “baby killers” and to “go kill ourselves,” a police official said.

“It was very sad to see,” he said. “It’s very troubling when you protest protesting for peace. You should not be using inflammatory comments like we saw. It was very vile,” NYC Mayor Eric Adams said. (FN / VFI News)

“For God is not a God of disorder but of peace—as in all the congregations of the Lord’s people.” - 1 Corinthians 14:33