Columbia University students hold pro-Palestine protest on campus’ great lawn as president testifies on Capitol Hill about antisemitism

Columbia University students occupied the campus’s great lawn Wednesday after the college president spoke about the institution’s response to antisemitism at the Ivy League institution.

Hundreds of students and their allies rushed into the school grounds during the early hours of April 17. Setting up tents, banners, and even bringing solar-powered generators for power. The group supporting Palestine says they plan on keeping their feet dug in place until the university divests from partnering with entities supporting Israel in the ongoing Middle Eastern War.