“The Brandeis University Police issued multiple dispersal orders. Several participants refused to cooperate, and seven (7) arrests were made by Brandeis University Police”
Just two days ago, 18 people were arrested at Brown University under similar circumstances. Things are out of control.
FOX 25 in Boston reports:
7 arrested during protest on Brandeis University campus, school says
Seven people were arrested at Brandeis University on Friday after school officials say a campus demonstration turned violent.
The seven people who were arrested face varying charges including assault and battery on a police officer, unlawful assembly, and disorderly conduct, according to Waltham Police, whose officers responded to the campus around 3:30 p.m. Friday to assist at the request of Brandeis University Police.
Waltham Police on Saturday would not release the names of the individuals who were arrested. Seven people were transported to the Waltham Police station for booking following Friday’s arrests.
“No major injuries occurred as a result of these arrests,” Waltham Police said in a statement on Saturday.
According to cell phone video taken at the demonstration, the rally was in support of Palestinians in Gaza.
The arrests allegedly occurred after campus police officers gave four dispersal orders.
“The Brandeis University Police issued multiple dispersal orders. Several participants refused to cooperate, and seven (7) arrests were made by Brandeis University Police,” Waltham Police said in their statement.
“The demonstration proceeded without interruption until protesters – including individuals unaffiliated with Brandeis – began chanting threatening language which included hate speech,” Brandeis University said in a statement.
The arrests come as the school said earlier in the week that it will no longer recognize the local chapter of the National Students for Justice in Palestine because the student group “openly supports Hamas, a terrorist organization.”
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