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Student protesters say they were suspended by university

Emma Auer
A number of protesters were arrested on the University of Georgia campus on Monday, April 29.

Students involved in a Monday protest on the University of Georgia campus say they have been suspended from school after protesting Israel's war in Gaza, according to multiple mediareports.
Many of those arrested were UGA students; they were charged with criminal trespass. University officials also say that the protest violated a long-standing campus policy against encampments.
Zeena Mohamed, a UGA senior, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she received notice on Monday afternoon that she was being suspended for several violations, including "reckless disruption or obstruction of teaching, research, administration or other University activities.”
University officials have not confirmed whether Mohamed or any other students were suspended.
Monday's protest saw dozens of people turn out, but by Tuesday, the numbers had dwindled significantly. Announcements on social media on Tuesday promoted a Wednesday "Walk out and Rally for Gaza," along with demands that the University "drop all charges and unsuspend the student protestors."

Martin Matheny is WUGA's Program Director and a host and producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters.' He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on WUGA and GPB Classical. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.