George Washington University students topple barricades in action police call ‘egregious violation’ of trust

George Washington University students topple barricades in action police call ‘egregious violation’ of trust


George Washington University students are continuing their fifth day of pro-Palestinian protests and encampments Monday as police barricades were breached late Sunday night into Monday morning. 

According to a statement from the university, protesters from an encampment adjacent to the campus “breached and dismantled” the barriers used to secure University Yard early Monday morning. The group included nearly 200 protesters from across Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

“This is an egregious violation of community trust and goes far beyond the boundaries of free expression and the right to protest,” the statement read. “The university will use every avenue available to ensure those involved are held accountable for their actions.”

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The statement also cleared up confusion about an alleged student arrest. According to the release, a

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