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As UVM pro-Palestinian encampment enters 2nd day, protestors call for action at commencement

Posted on AllSides April 29th, 2024
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BURLINGTON — University of Vermont students called for more protests at next month’s commencement if the university does not cancel its speaker, as a pro-Palestinian encampment entered its second day on Monday. Protesters said they see the university’s choice of commencement speaker — Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations — as oblivious and insulting, given that the U.S. vetoed three resolutions at the United Nations calling for a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war. “Forty thousand people have been murdered in Palestine, and they invited the woman who...

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