Columbia University protests: Protesters clash over controversial campus encampment in chaotic scene

Columbia University’s week-long protests took a chaotic turn Thursday when pro-Israel and pro-Palestine demonstrators clashed as tensions over the college encampments in New York City reached a fever pitch.

For many, the now over week-long protest at Columbia University has become a symbol. While some see it as a peaceful stand against war, others it is a representation of antisemitism and terror. The conflicting viewpoints came to a head on April 25 when about a thousand Israel proponents, led by conservative Christian singer and activist Sean Feucht, marched toward the campus and met on 116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.