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Some students are conducting a ‘Strike for Gaza’ at the University of Montana

A poster circulated online calls for students to walk out of class
'Strike for Gaza' protest underway at University of Montana
Posted at 10:58 AM, May 01, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-01 15:39:59-04

MISSOULA — Some students at the University of Montana in Missoula are conducting a protest to show support for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Some students are conducting a ‘Strike for Gaza’ at the University of Montana

A poster circulated online called for students to "Strike for Gaza" beginning at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

The students were asked to walk out of classes at 1 p.m. to join in a march. The poster calls for “no grades. no class. no finals.”

This is not be the first protest of its kind held at UM in recent weeks.

Members of Montanans for Palestine and other Missoula residents protested against the Palestine conflict on Sunday, April 28, 2024, outside the Protecting Freedom event headlined by Donald Trump, Jr. at the University of Montana.



Protests have been taking place across college campuses across the country.

CBS News reports that dueling groups of protesters clashed Wednesday at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), grappling in fistfights and shoving, kicking and using sticks to beat one another.

Hours earlier, police burst into a building at Columbia University that pro-Palestinian protesters took over to break up a demonstration that had paralyzed the school while inspiring others.

In addition, police and protesters clashed at the University of Arizona's Tucson campus, according to the Arizona Daily Star.