Publish date18 Jun 2024 - 13:23
Story Code : 639586

Stanford University pro-Palestine students walk out of graduation ceremony

Hundreds of students at Standford University have walked out of the graduation ceremony in solidarity with the Palestinians suffering Israeli genocidal war on the Gaza Strip.
Stanford University pro-Palestine students walk out of graduation ceremony
More than 400 students have left their graduation ceremony in protest to the academy’s handling of their demand for divestment in corporations that are linked to Israeli regime.
The students held placards reading ‘No Grads in Gaza’, ‘Disclose. Divest. Amnesty Now’ and ‘Free Palestine, Stanford Divest.’
The students criticized the university administrative body for putting the students through challenges during the past year.
With his speech underway, students wearing kaffiyahs and waving Palestinian flags, walked out of the ceremony.
Students at Stanford University in California have held pro-Palestine demonstrations and set up encampments demanding the university financially divest from Israel.
The institution, like many other universities across US, cracked down on the pro-Palestine protests detaining a number of the students and collected the protest tents.
Students, alongside their families, who walked out then attended ‘An Alternative Commencement Ceremony Honoring Palestine’. The ceremony included a “poetic grounding, speeches from the faculty and students, and a cap toss” per The People’s Commencement invitation.
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