Police Called In As Violent Clashes Erupt At UCLA Anti-Israel Protests


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Police responded to the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) campus early Wednesday morning as anti-Israel protesters and counter-demonstrators clashed, Reuters reported.

Violence broke out on the campus after pro-Israel protesters attempted to clear the encampment, Reuters reported, citing the school newspaper. The clash resulted in one person being transported away by an ambulance, according to CBS News. (RELATED: Watch Columbia Protester’s Entire Worldview Collapse In Seconds From A Few Simple Questions)

“Horrific acts of violence occurred at the encampment tonight, and we immediately called law enforcement for mutual aid support,” Vice Chancellor Mary Osako said, according to CBS News. “The fire department and medical personnel are on the scene. We are sickened by this senseless violence and it must end.”

Video posted to X by Sergio Olmos, a Calmatters investigative reporter, showed fights breaking out among the two sides and reported the use of pepper spray. Independent journalist Anthony Cabassa posted a video showing police separating the groups of protesters.

Cabassa noted in a post on X that there were “dozens” of wounded on both sides of the clash, adding that fresh protesters replaced the injured.

The encampment of anti-Israel protesters at UCLA was established Thursday, UPI reported.

Anti-Israel protesters have set up encampments at multiple universities across the country. Police cleared out Hamilton Hall at Columbia University Tuesday night after protesters occupied it that morning.

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