May 4, 2024, 8:44 PM

Students in Ireland join Gaza protest wave

Students in Ireland join Gaza protest wave

TEHRAN, May 04 (MNA) – In Dublin, students at Trinity College built an encampment on Friday that forced the university to restrict campus access today and close the Book of Kells exhibition, one of Ireland’s top tourist attractions.

The camp was set up after the student union said it had been fined 214,000 euros ($230,500) by the university for losses caused by protests in recent months, not exclusively over Gaza.

The protesters were demanding that Trinity cut academic ties with Israel and divest from companies with ties to the Tel Aviv regime.

According to Al Jazeera, Trinity College said it had restricted access to students, staff, and residents to ensure safety, and that the exhibition would be closed on Saturday.

Despite a police crackdown on student protests in support of Palestine, demonstrations continue across the United States and in other places across the world.

Israel waged a genocidal war on the besieged Gaza on October 7 after the Palestinian Hamas Resistance group carried out a historic operation against the occupying entity in retaliation for the regime’s intensified atrocities against the Palestinian people.

At least 34,596 Palestinians have been killed and 77,816 wounded in Israeli attacks on Gaza since October 7.

Israel has imposed a complete siege on the densely populated territory, cutting off fuel, electricity, food, and water to the more than two million Palestinians living there.


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