University Protests at Columbia, UCLA, UT over Gaza Conflict

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The New York Police Department arrested at least 15 people after breaking up a protest encampment at Fordham University Lincoln Center. The NYPD expects this number to increase, but has not provided further details. The police got involved after the university requested their help to prevent further escalation and to maintain order until at least May 22.


NYPD Arrests Protesters at Fordham University Lincoln Center

The New York Police Department (NYPD) arrested at least 15 people on Wednesday following a protest encampment dispersal at Fordham University Lincoln Center. The department anticipates the arrest count to rise.

The NYPD hasn’t detailed whether the individuals arrested will face charges or summons. In a letter, Fordham University sought NYPD’s assistance to avoid further escalation of the situation.

The University has requested the NYPD’s presence on campus until at least May 22 to maintain order and avoid the reestablishment of encampments. The letter was made public on NYPD’s social media.

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