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US college protests flare as police detain anti-Israel protesters, Netanyahu calls demonstrations ‘shameful’

Amid a growing wave of pro-Palestinian protests in several colleges in the United States, police bulldozed into student protesters at a Texas university on Wednesday, arresting over a dozen people including a local news photographer. The clashes between police and students were widely reported from the campus of the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles.

Demonstrators chanted, “Free, free Palestine” as they marched and carried tents on campus. As tensions flared, police were seen pushing back protesters, some of whom fell to the ground. “We want the university to disclose its financial holdings and divest from its relationships with financial institutions. And we want the university to recognize and acknowledge to its student body that there is a genocide happening to our families in Gaza,” a protest organizer who wanted to remain anonymous told Reuters.

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