Photos: Authorities move in to clear Pro-Palestinian protesters from UC Irvine

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Scores of police officers converged on UC Irvine on Wednesday as a pro-Palestinian demonstration escalated, with protesters occupying and barricading the Physical Sciences Lecture Hall, which is near their encampment.

The escalation of the protest began about 2:30 p.m., according to a university spokesperson. School officials have sent out two alerts telling students to shelter in place. UCI said “a group of several hundred protesters” entered the building.

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A UCI professor is arrested during a demonstration at UCI.

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A weeks-long pro-Palestine protest at UC Irvine demanding the university divest from Israel over the Hamas war took a tense turn on May 15.

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A pro-Palestinian demonstrator confront law enforcement at UCI.

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A pro-Palestinian demonstrator flashes a piece sign as a weeks-long pro-Palestine protest at UC Irvine.

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Orange County Sheriff’s deputies form a containment line at UCI on May 15, 2024.

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Law enforcement from multiple agencies keep an eye on protesters at UCI.

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People flee the area after a weeks-long pro-Palestine protest at UC Irvine.

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A protester is arrested at UC Irvine as police break up the encampment.

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Pro-Palestinian protesters link arms to form a blockade.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.

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