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Photos: Campus protests continue nationwide as some turned violent

Law enforcement form a circle around the encampment of pro-Palestinian protestors on April 29, at the University of Texas at Austin.
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KUT News
Law enforcement form a circle around the encampment of pro-Palestinian protestors on April 29, at the University of Texas at Austin.

Protests at college and university campuses continued across the country this week. These demonstrations have grown and intensified, with some turning violent when police have been called to remove protesters.

Photojournalists at NPR member stations documented the demonstrations around the country this week as they unfolded.

Texas

A pro-Palestinian protestor blows bubbles in front of a line of Texas State Troopers on April 29, at the University of Texas at Austin.
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KUT News
A pro-Palestinian protestor blows bubbles in front of a line of Texas State Troopers on April 29, at the University of Texas at Austin.
Law enforcement arrest a pro-Palestinian protestor on April 29, at the University of Texas at Austin.
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KUT News
Law enforcement arrest a pro-Palestinian protestor on April 29, at the University of Texas at Austin.

Missouri

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators, who planned to stay in the encampment, link arms on April 27, at Washington University in St. Louis. Protestors marched through campus and set up an encampment in response to the university's ties to Boeing, the supplier of many weapons to Israel used in the Gaza war.
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St. Louis Public Radio
Pro-Palestinian demonstrators, who planned to stay in the encampment, link arms on April 27, at Washington University in St. Louis. Protestors marched through campus and set up an encampment in response to the university's ties to Boeing, the supplier of many weapons to Israel used in the Gaza war.
Prisoner vans are readied as Muslims pray during a pro-Palestine rally on April 27 at Washington University.
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St. Louis Public Radio
Prisoner vans are readied as Muslims pray during a pro-Palestine rally on April 27 at Washington University.
A St. Louis County police officers rams a bicycle into presidential candidate Jill Stein and other pro-Palestine demonstrators during a rally on April 27, at Washington University.
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St. Louis Public Radio
A St. Louis County police officers rams a bicycle into presidential candidate Jill Stein and other pro-Palestine demonstrators during a rally on April 27, at Washington University.
Police forces arrest a pro-Palestinian demonstrator during a rally on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at Washington University. Protestors marched through campus and set up an encampment in response to the university's ties to Boeing, the supplier of many weapons to Israel used in the Gaza war.
Eric Lee / St. Louis Public Radio
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St. Louis Public Radio
Police forces arrest a pro-Palestinian demonstrator during a rally on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at Washington University. Protestors marched through campus and set up an encampment in response to the university's ties to Boeing, the supplier of many weapons to Israel used in the Gaza war.

Washington, D.C.

Pro-Israel counter-protest on the George Washington University campus on May 2 in Washington, D.C. The rally took place a couple of blocks from the Pro-Palestinian encampment at GW's University Yard.
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WAMU
Pro-Israel counter-protest on the George Washington University campus on May 2 in Washington, D.C. The rally took place a couple of blocks from the Pro-Palestinian encampment at GW's University Yard.
Pro-Israel counter-protestors draped in Israeli flags embrace at George Washington University.
Tyrone Turner / WAMU
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WAMU
Pro-Israel counter-protestors draped in Israeli flags embrace at George Washington University.
Pro-Palestine protesters gather at George Washington University on May 2.
Tyrone Turner / WAMU
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WAMU
Pro-Palestine protesters gather at George Washington University on May 2.

California

San Francisco State University students stand arm in arm as they assemble an encampment on campus to demand the university to disclose its financial ties to Israel and divest from weapons manufacturers at SFSU on April 30.
Martin do Nascimento / KQED
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KQED
San Francisco State University students stand arm in arm as they assemble an encampment on campus to demand the university to disclose its financial ties to Israel and divest from weapons manufacturers at SFSU on April 30.
San Francisco State University students rally outside the Cesar Chavez Student Center at SFSU  on April 30.
Martin do Nascimento / KQED
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KQED
San Francisco State University students rally outside the Cesar Chavez Student Center at SFSU on April 30.
San Francisco State University student Zinaib I. speaks at a rally outside the Cesar Chavez Student Center at SFSU on April 30.
Martin do Nascimento / KQED
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KQED
San Francisco State University student Zinaib I. speaks at a rally outside the Cesar Chavez Student Center at SFSU on April 30.
Curtis Marez is a professor of Ethnic Studies at UC San Diego who joins on campus protests in between teaching his classes.
Matthew Bowler / KPBS
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KPBS
Curtis Marez is a professor of Ethnic Studies at UC San Diego who joins on campus protests in between teaching his classes.

Oregon

An attendee at a pro-Palestinian protest on Portland State University's campus on April 29, in Portland, Ore.
Kristyna Wentz-Graff / OPB
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OPB
An attendee at a pro-Palestinian protest on Portland State University's campus on April 29, in Portland, Ore.
Barricades at the Branford Price Millar Library at Portland State University on April 29. Hundreds of people attend a pro-Palestinian protest on Portland State University's campus on Monday.
Kristyna Wentz-Graff / OPB
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OPB
Barricades at the Branford Price Millar Library at Portland State University on April 29. Hundreds of people attend a pro-Palestinian protest on Portland State University's campus on Monday.
Inside the occupied Branford Price Millar Library at Portland State University on April 30. Demonstrators protesting the war in Gaza have occupied the library since Monday evening.
Kristyna Wentz-Graff / OPB
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OPB
Inside the occupied Branford Price Millar Library at Portland State University on April 30. Demonstrators protesting the war in Gaza have occupied the library since Monday evening.
A person prepares to rest for the evening in the library, inside the occupied Branford Price Millar Library at Portland State University on April 30. All books were shelved and no books were seen damaged or disturbed.
Kristyna Wentz-Graff / OPB
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OPB
A person prepares to rest for the evening in the library, inside the occupied Branford Price Millar Library at Portland State University on April 30. All books were shelved and no books were seen damaged or disturbed.
A "Die In" was held in from of Portland State University's Branford Price Millar Library, on May 1. As people laid on the ground, names of some children who have been killed in Palestine were read over a megaphone.
Kristyna Wentz-Graff / OPB
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OPB
A "Die In" was held in from of Portland State University's Branford Price Millar Library, on May 1. As people laid on the ground, names of some children who have been killed in Palestine were read over a megaphone.
A person who attempted to escape from the library is detained and arrested. Law enforcement teams clear protesters from Portland State University's Branford Price Millar Library on May 2. Demonstrators protesting the war in Gaza have occupied the library since Monday evening.
Kristyna Wentz-Graff / OPB
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OPB
A person who attempted to escape from the library is detained and arrested. Law enforcement teams clear protesters from Portland State University's Branford Price Millar Library on May 2. Demonstrators protesting the war in Gaza have occupied the library since Monday evening.

Washington State

University of Washington alumni Gemini Gnull, with Freedom Road Socialist Organization, leads a chant as students set up what they are calling the UW Palestine Encampment on April 29, on the University of Washington campus in Seattle.
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KUOW
University of Washington alumni Gemini Gnull, with Freedom Road Socialist Organization, leads a chant as students set up what they are calling the UW Palestine Encampment on April 29, on the University of Washington campus in Seattle.

Colorado

Hundreds of people protesting Israel's war against Hamas in Gaza marched across the Colorado State University Campus in Fort Collins, Colo., on April 29.
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Hundreds of people protesting Israel's war against Hamas in Gaza marched across the Colorado State University Campus in Fort Collins, Colo., on April 29.

Ohio

Case Western Reserve University students link arms on campus on April 30, in Cleveland.
Ygal Kaufman / Ideastream Public Media
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Ideastream Public Media
Case Western Reserve University students link arms on campus on April 30, in Cleveland.
Counter-protester Betzalel, who would not give his last name, wore the flag of Israel at a protest on Case Western Reserve University's campus on May 2. He said wants peace but Hamas must release the hostages.
Ygal Kaufman / Ideastream Public Media
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Ideastream Public Media
Counter-protester Betzalel, who would not give his last name, wore the flag of Israel at a protest on Case Western Reserve University's campus on May 2. He said wants peace but Hamas must release the hostages.

Connecticut

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Students create signs at Wesleyan University during a May Day event at their encampment on Wednesday in Middletown, Conn.
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Students create signs at Wesleyan University during a May Day event at their encampment on Wednesday in Middletown, Conn.
Students gather at Wesleyan University during a May Day event.
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Connecticut Public
Students gather at Wesleyan University during a May Day event.