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Hundreds of Columbia University students staged a sit-in on campus in ‘solidarity in Gaza‘ as President Minouche Shafik testified before Congress about anti-Semitism.

Students began setting up tents around 4 am on Wednesday, hours before Shafik was scheduled to testify before the House Education and Workforce Committee about rampant anti-Semitism remarks on campus. 

Inspired by the occupation of the university’s Hamilton Hall in 1968 against the Vietnam War, students gathered at what they called the ‘Gaza Solidarity Encampment’ to demand the school administration to divest from companies affiliated with Israel

Around 60 tents dotted the campus’s south lawn, featuring two large signs declaring ‘liberated zone’ and ‘Gaza solidarity encampment.’

As of Wednesday noon, it remained unclear who organized the sit-in, but students with SJP (Students for Justice for Palestine) and PSL (Party for Socialism and Liberation) were spotted on the ground.

Videos showed the students on the main campus. It also showed officials handing out papers to …

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