Pro-Palestinian, Pro-Israel Protesters Clash on UCLA Campus

Pro-Palestine and pro-Israel groups clash on UCLA campus
by Joseph Weber


A school official said some demonstrators breached a barrier erected to separate the two groups, “resulting in physical altercations.”

Pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel supporters clashed Sunday on the UCLA campus in Southern California.

Fighting broke out after a barrier erected to separate the dueling groups of demonstrators was breached, according to local TV station NBC-4.

The protest, like those on campuses across the country, are essentially over the the war in Gaza that Israel declared in October 2023 on Palestinian-backed militant group Hamas.

The groups that clashed on the University of California Los Angles campus were essentially the United Jewish Coalition along with the Israel American Council and members of the Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice, which reportedly came at the request from pro-Palestinian protesters on the campus.

A school official said a group of demonstrators “breached a barrier that the university had established separating two groups of protestors on our campus, resulting in physical altercations. … UCLA has a long history of being a place of peaceful protest, and we are heartbroken about the violence that broke out.”

Whether any arrests were made was still unclear as of Monday morning.

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Joseph Weber is a reporter at Just the News.
Photo “Activists Clash” by unitedjewishcoalition.



Reprinted with permission from Just the News.

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