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Pro-Palestine Student Protests Continue in Downtown Athens

Emma Auer

Pro-Palestine protests continued near the UGA campus this week.

Around 25 people gathered at the Arch on Wednesday afternoon carrying signs and setting up a sound system. Tensions rose when members of the UGA administration asked the protestors to remove themselves from the Arch steps, citing that exams were occurring nearby on North Campus.

The protesters complied. Leader of the demonstration and former President of Students for Socialism Trey Holloway stated that Monday’s arrest of protesters would not deter him.

“We know that we’re fighting for a just cause, which is a free Palestine, and we’re going to continue doing that, whatever way we can,” he said.

On Monday, 16 protesters, including UGA students, were arrested and charged with criminal trespass. Several students claim to have been suspended.

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