University protests: New York police arrest around 300 in campus raids | BBC News

Police arrested about 300 protesters during campus raids at Columbia University and The City University of New York (CUNY) in New York on Tuesday night, officials say.

Footage online shows masked counter-demonstrators – supporting Israel – attacking their rivals with sticks and attempting to dismantle barricades.

US universities have been gripped by protests over the war in Gaza, as students demand a boycott of companies and individuals with ties to Israel.

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