What Student Protests say About U.S. Politics, Israel Support

Nationwide campus protests in the United States against Israel’s war on Gaza continue to grow with security heightened near many campus encampments.

Hundreds of students filled a protest site at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) in support of Palestine. The university has not responded to the specific demands. But it said it supports the rights of free speech in the community. Administrators also want to minimize disruption to teaching and classes. Security around the encampment has increased in an effort to prevent congestion.

While protests have been largely peaceful, large counter protests are expected in the area in the coming days.

Al Jazeera’s team of correspondents are covering this story across the US.

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