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Headlines for May 3, 2024


CTV National News
Protests grow across campuses

Adrian Ghobrial reports on the growing encampments across Canadian universities as students and professors alike protest the war in Gaza.

Montreal Gazette
Police presence ramps up at pro-Palestinian encampment ahead of counter-protest

Across from the encampment at McGill, pro-Israel groups gathered and are showing a documentary about the Oct. 7 attack on Israel by Hamas.

The Globe and Mail
Protesters set up encampment at U of T, demand the university divest from Israel

More than 100 protesters moved in on the campus and demanded the university divest from any investments tied to Israel and cut ties with Israeli universities.

CBC News
IN PHOTOS | Pro-Palestinian protest at UBC’s Point Grey campus

Organizers say more than 100 tents have been set up as protesters prepare to stay.

The Times Colonist
UVic faculty group concerned about surveillance of pro-Palestinian camp

The university says campus buildings will now be closed daily from 5 p.m.-7 a.m., with some entrances locked throughout the day.

CTV News
All quiet on the Western front one day after pro-Palestinian encampment

All was quiet May 2, 2024, at the site of a pro-Palestinian protest at Western University one day earlier.

Times Higher Education
Biden breaks silence to condemn US campus ‘chaos’

President says ‘order must prevail’ after police clear UCLA encampment.

The Toronto Star
Universities take steps to prevent pro-Palestinian protest disruptions of graduation ceremonies

Colleges are hiring extra security, screening attendees at venues and emphasizing that significant disruptions by pro-Palestinian protesters won’t be tolerated. At the same time, they’re pledging to honor free-speech rights by designating protest zones.

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