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Dozens more arrested at UT-Austin as police use pepper spray, flash bangs to break up protests

Posted on AllSides April 30th, 2024
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Julius Shieh for The Texas Tribune

It was a familiar scene outside Travis County Jail Monday evening as friends and family of protesters arrested earlier in the day waited to hear news of their loved ones. Last Wednesday, a nearly identical scene unfolded after campus police clashed with pro-Palestinian demonstrators at the University of Texas at Austin.

Law enforcement responded with more force on Monday, dragging dozens of protesters from an encampment on the university’s South Lawn before deploying pepper spray and flash bang explosives to disperse crowds of hundreds of people.

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