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Law Enforcement Break Up A Pro-Palestinian Encampment That Set Up Out Side NAU’s Student Union Tuesday

A pro-Palestinian encampment that set up at Northern Arizona University Tuesday was removed from campus Tuesday night. NAU says they disbursed an “unauthorized encampment” near the University Union. The school says the group was told repeatedly through the day of the university guidelines and it was against school policy of “overnight expressive activity and temporary structures.” After 10 p.m., NAU and Flagstaff police, along with the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, enforced university protocols and took down the encampment. NAU Police arrested 24 people, including 22 students, for trespassing. The school says they are “clear that it is the mutual responsibility of all within the university community to maintain public safety and uphold our commitment to free expression as we endeavor to support our students to finish the semester strong and deliver on our educational mission.” NAU has placed the student organization “Students for Justice in Palestine” on interim suspension due to Tuesday’s actions and “violation of NAU policies.” No tear gas, or chemical irritants were used. Tasers were also not deployed during the incident. There was no damage, or injuries reported.