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2024 College Graduation Protests: Incidents Reported At UC-Berkeley, VCU, UNC, Xavier

Posted on AllSides May 12th, 2024
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Pro-Palestinian protests disrupted college commencement ceremonies across the country on Saturday—from Berkeley, Calif., to Chapel Hill, N.C.—from walkouts to chants.

At Xavier University in Cincinnati, two protesters—one student and an alum—were arrested for protesting outside the school’s commencement ceremony, after the university said they were asked to move to a designated demonstration area but refused.

The University of California, Berkeley’s commencement ceremony was interrupted by protests as hundreds of students chanted throughout the event, according to local media reports, and security was reportedly working to remove the protesters.

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