As closing exams close to and the battle in Gaza rages on, Pro-Palestinian protestors at George Washington University in D.C. continued demonstrating for a sixth day on Tuesday.

An individual who declined to provide their identify maneuvers amongst tents at an encampment by college students protesting in opposition to the Israel-Hamas battle at George Washington University on Monday, April 29, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)(AP/Mark Schiefelbein)

As closing exams close to and the battle in Gaza rages on, Pro-Palestinian protestors at George Washington University in D.C. continued demonstrating for a sixth day on Tuesday.

The protests on the D.C. campus come as universities in Virginia and nationwide deal with encampments of pro-Palestinian protesters.

Protestors are demanding that universities divest from Israel. GWU demonstrators are additionally asking the varsity to take away a suspension in opposition to a pro-Palestinian scholar group.

Before daybreak on Monday, GWU protestors tore down steel obstacles across the encampment that had been proscribing them to the varsity’s University Yard. The demonstrators arrange greater than a dozen tents on H Street.

The college mentioned Sunday the group of about 200 protesters on the encampment embody “skilled organizers, activists, and college college students” from throughout the D.C. space

A spokesperson with D.C. police advised WTOP that the protests have remained peaceable. The division is monitoring the demonstrations on campus and on H Street.

No arrests have been made by D.C. police.

Final exams begin subsequent week at George Washington University. Graduation is slotted for May 19.

Arrests made at Virginia universities, JHU protests breaks down

The variety of arrests at campuses nationwide is approaching 1,000.

Some universities have taken motion to interrupt up encampments. Late Monday, police in riot gear at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond clashed with protestors, deploying pepper spray and zip-ties to take them into custody.

Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Earle-Sears mentioned each college students and non-students had been arrested. Earle-Sears mentioned some protestors threw bottles “stuffed with unknown substances” at officers.

Meanwhile at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, 82 protestors have been arrested, 52 of w

The college mentioned whereas protests remained “secure and peaceable” over the weekend, when demonstrators moved to develop the encampment the varsity requested them to disperse. The college mentioned it warned protestors that in the event that they didn’t go away, they might be charged with trespassing.

Elsewhere, a pro-Palestinian encampment at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, dissolved Tuesday morning after officers mentioned they reached an settlement with scholar demonstrators.

According to news outlet WJZ, demonstrators initially deliberate to not go away the encampment till the college minimize ties with Tel-Aviv University in Israel, the place a two-year Master of Arts program partnership was established. However, a press release launched by the varsity mentioned each side agreed to finish the encampment, and college students could be allowed to peacefully protest for a second day.

See WJZ’s report under.

The Associated Press, CNN and WTOP’s Matt Small contributed to this report.

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