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Portland State University closed as demonstrators take over school library

Posted on AllSides April 30th, 2024
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Kristyna Wentz-Graff / OPB

A group of demonstrators broke into and occupied the Branford Price Millar Library on Portland State University’s campus overnight Monday.

On Tuesday morning, the school announced the campus would be closed for the day.

The occupation followed days of smaller anti-war demonstrations on the campus connected with protests around the country opposing the war in Gaza. Throughout Sunday and Monday, pro-Palestine protesters barricaded off an entrance to the library using orange construction fencing, garbage cans and other debris. They also erected signs declaring the library a “liberated zone.”

Portland officials including Mayor...

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