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DC police say they won’t take down GW encampment despite GOP demands

Posted on AllSides May 3rd, 2024
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District of Columbia police defended their decision to let the pro-Palestinian encampment at George Washington University (GW) stand, despite calls from Republican lawmakers to be cleared. The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and Mayor Muriel Bowser have been scrutinized for allowing the protest at GW to continue. The encampment has been up now for over two weeks. MPD Chief Pamela Smith argued that as long as the encampment is peaceful, it will not have to be cleared, but that could change if a shift in “behavior” occurs on the private university’s...

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