‘People are not feeling heard’: Public Advocate Williams speaks in support of New School’s faculty-led encampment

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams visited on Thursday the faculty-led New School pro-Palestine encampment as it entered its second day.

Professors erected tents inside the lobby of 66 West 12th St. on May 8, making it the last active university encampment and the first to be organized by a school staff. The faculty say they pitched the tents following weeks of student unrest that was quashed by the NYPD and other campuses — and are picking up where the young people left off, by calling for divestment from Israel.