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Students protest for Palestine from UoA to Yale w/ Layan Khalil and Andre Fa’aoso: 2 May, 2024

Students protest for Palestine from UoA to Yale w/ Layan Khalil and Andre Fa’aoso: 2 May, 2024

Students protest for Palestine from UoA to Yale w/ Layan Khalil and Andre Fa’aoso: 2 May, 2024 Students protest for Palestine from UoA to Yale w/ Layan Khalil and Andre Fa’aoso: 2 May, 2024, 40.14 MB
Thursday, May 2, 2024

Last night hundreds gathered outside the General Library at the University of Auckland to rally in support of students in Palestine. The action was inspired by, and in solidarity with, students in campuses across the United States. Thousands of US students have set up encampments to protest their University and Government’s role in supporting Israel to carry out a genocide in Gaza.

Caeden spoke to one of the leaders of the action in Tāmaki Makaurau, Layan Khalil. They started by asking her to describe Student Justice for Palestine.

They also spoke to Yale University student Andre Fa’aoso about the protests on the ground in the United States. Andre is a former Wire host and has been reporting on the events for the Yale Daily News. They spoke about the reports of both police violence against protestors and anti-semitism from protestors, and the goals and demands of the striking students. It comes as US College Presidents, including the Yale President, have been summoned to Congress to speak on anti-semitism on their campuses.