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Heavy police presence, pro-Palestine encampment destroyed

Protestors brace for impact as police start to move in to break up the event on Park Avenue early in the morning on May 1. While this happened, sheriffs moved in and destroyed the encampment.

University of Arizona community members along with other individuals continued pro-Palestine efforts on April 30. An encampment was set up near Park Avenue and University Boulevard where a commitment was made by those organizing the protest to stay past the 10:30 p.m. curfew set by the UA.  That night, a heavy police force — local police, county sheriffs, the University of Arizona Police Department and others — began an hours-long stand-off with protesters. Several protesters were arrested and the crowd at large was tear gassed and experienced rubber bullets and pepper spray projectiles. Read more here.

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