April 30, 2024

On Monday, April 29, University of California, Irvine (UCI) students, workers, and community members launched a Gaza Solidarity Encampment on the university’s campus as part of a nationwide student movement calling on colleges and universities to divest from companies tied to Israeli apartheid and profiting off the current atrocities being committed against the people of Gaza. 

Law enforcement was reportedly deployed to the protest site and officers have allegedly threatened to forcibly remove student protesters and arrest anyone who tries to enter the encampment. There have been reports of students being arrested for peacefully protesting.   

UCI students have the constitutionally-guaranteed right to engage in peaceful protest and assembly on their campus against Israel’s genocide, ethnic cleansing, and forced starvation in Gaza. 


Tell UCI administration to call off police officers and to respect and protect its student protesters’ rights to free speech and peaceful assembly.