More than 200 people were arrested at college protests

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Nearly 200 protesters were arrested on Saturday at Northeastern University, Arizona State University, Indiana University and Washington University in St. Louis, according to officials, as colleges across the country struggle to quell growing pro-Palestinian demonstrations and encampments on campus.
More than 700 protesters have been arrested on U.S. campuses since April 18, when Columbia University had the New York Police Department clear a protest encampment there.
In several cases, most of those who were arrested have been released.
At Washington University in St. Louis, the campus was locked down amid protests and several arrests were made on Saturday evening, according to the campus police and updates on the university website.
The administration had asked the protesters to leave, but many students did not.
They said they had arrested 102 protesters.
It was unclear how many of those arrested were students, but the university said students who showed their university IDs were being released.
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Southeasterly University, Arizona State University, Indiana University, and Washington University in St. Louis all had close to 200 protestors arrested on Saturday. officials, pro-Palestinian protests and campus encampments are becoming more frequent on college campuses across the nation. Louis, they said.

Over 700 demonstrators have been taken into custody on U. S. since April 18, when the New York Police Department was called in by Columbia University to clear out a protest camp on campus. The majority of people who were arrested in multiple instances have since been released.

At Washington University in St. Louis, according to the campus police and updates on the university website, the campus was locked down on Saturday night amid protests and multiple arrests were made. According to a campaign spokesman, Jill Stein, the Green Party’s nominee for president in 2024, was detained along with her manager and an additional member of staff. Exactly how many people were detained was not instantly known.

Protesters had established an encampment on the Centennial Common of Northeastern University in Boston earlier in the day, drawing over one hundred supporters. Many students refused to leave even though the administration had asked them to.

On Saturday morning, at around first light, demonstrators were being arrested by Massachusetts State Police officers who removed several tents from the encampment and placed them in handcuffs with zip ties. They claimed to have detained 102 demonstrators. Although the number of students arrested remained unknown, the university announced that students presenting their IDs would be released.

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