Mapping pro-Palestine college campus protests around the world

From the US to Australia, students are calling for their universities to divest and sever ties with Israel.

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Pro-Palestinian demonstrations and sit-ins are spreading at universities across the United States and to campuses around the world.

Columbia University in New York, one of the most prestigious universities in the US, emerged as the centre for student activism since Israel’s war on Gaza began more than six months ago with protests both in support of the war and against it.

On Tuesday shortly after 9pm (01:00 GMT on Wednesday) after nearly two weeks of protests, hundreds of police officers entered the campus in upper Manhattan, removed protesters and arrested dozens.

(Al Jazeera)

What have the protesters been demanding?

The pro-Palestine students and faculty members at Columbia have been calling for their university to divest from corporations that profit from Israel’s war on Gaza, which has now killed more than 34,500 people and injured at least 77,700.


Where are protests happening?

Large-scale protests on university grounds have spilled over to at least 90 campuses around the world.

Click on the points on the map below to see more details. Al Jazeera will update the map as more information becomes available.

Police use a special vehicle to enter Hamilton Hall which was occupied by protesters, as other officers enter the campus of Columbia University, during the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in New York City, U.S., April 30, 2024. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Police use a special vehicle to enter Hamilton Hall, which was occupied by protesters, on the campus of Columbia University on April 30, 2024 [Caitlin Ochs/Reuters]

Where have students and faculty been arrested?

More than 1,600 students and faculty members have been arrested in the US over the past two weeks as protesters continue to demand a ceasefire in Gaza and divestment from companies enabling Israel’s nearly seven-month war on Gaza. The protests have grown violent as law enforcement agencies have tried to remove students and faculty from encampments and protest sites.

Students have been suspended, put on probation and, in rare cases, expelled from their colleges.

Momodou Taal was among four students from Cornell University in New York state who were “temporarily suspended” on Saturday for setting up an encampment on campus.

He told Al Jazeera the protesting students received threats and were subjected to doxxing, the posting of their personal information on the internet without their consent. He said such students received no protection from their institutions.

Some universities have had to cancel graduation ceremonies while others have seen their buildings, quadrangles and courtyards occupied by the protesters and in some cases by encampments.

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Students demonstrate outside Sciences Po on April 26, 2024, in Paris [Jeffrey Schaeffer/AP Photo]
Source: Al Jazeera and news agencies