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Police arrest University of Texas at Austin protesters

Police have arrested upwards of 60 people who were occupying a makeshift encampment on University of Texas at Austin’s South Lawn, but it was not immediately clear what criminal charges they are facing.

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Protesters block police vehicles from leaving the University of Texas at Austin on Monday, April 29. Protesters created an encampment on the UT Tower south lawn meant to call attention to the war in Gaza and to condemn the University of Texas at Austin’s relationship with defense companies. Protesters were given notices to vacate and were then removed by Austin Police, University police, and Texas State Troopers.
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Police pepper spray protesters that are blocking police vehicles from leaving the University of Texas at Austin on Monday, April 29, 2024. Protesters created an encampment on the UT Tower south lawn meant to call attention to the war in Gaza and to condemn the University of Texas at Austin’s relationship with defense companies. Protesters were given notices to vacate and were then removed by Austin Police, University police, and Texas State Troopers.
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A Texas Ranger gives directions after using flash grenades to push back the crowd that was blocking police vehicles from leaving the University of Texas at Austin on Monday, April 29. Protesters created an encampment on the UT Tower south lawn meant to call attention to the war in Gaza and to condemn the University of Texas at Austin’s relationship with defense companies. Protesters were given notices to vacate and were then removed by Austin Police, University police, and Texas State Troopers.
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Pro-Palestinian protesters are surrounded by state troopers at the University of Texas Monday, April 29.
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People yell at law enforcement officers who were trying to break up a pro-Palestinian protest at the University of Texas Monday, April 29.
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Police arrest a pro-Palestinian protester at the University of Texas Monday, April 29.
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State troopers surround pro-Palestinian protesters at the University of Texas Monday, April 29.
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A pro-Palestinian protester is surrounded by state troopers at the University of Texas Monday, April 29.
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Pro-Palestinian protesters lock arms at the University of Texas Monday, April 29.
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Protesters block police vehicles from leaving the University of Texas at Austin on Monday, April 29. Protesters created an encampment on the UT Tower south lawn meant to call attention to the war in Gaza and to condemn the University of Texas at Austin’s relationship with defense companies. Protesters were given notices to vacate and were then removed by Austin Police, University police, and Texas State Troopers.
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A pro-Palestinian protester yells at law enforcement officers at the University of Texas Monday, April 29.
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Pro-Palestinian protesters watch law enforcement officers arrest protesters at the University of Texas Monday, April 29.
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Students yell at law enforcement officers after a protester was arrested at a pro-Palestinian protest at the University of Texas Monday, April 29.
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State troopers try to break up a pro-Palestinian protest at the University of Texas Monday, April 29.
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State troopers arrest a pro-Palestinian protester at the University of Texas Monday, April 29.
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A state trooper tries to clear a path at a pro-Palestinian protest at the University of Texas Monday, April 29.
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Protesters place a sign on the George Washington statue at a pro-Palestinian protest at the University of Texas Monday, April 29.
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Police officers surround pro-Palestinian protesters at the University of Texas Monday, April 29.
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A pro-Palestinian protester is arrested at the University of Texas Monday, April 29.
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Police arrest a pro-Palestinian protester at the University of Texas Monday, April 29.
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Police arrest a pro-Palestinian protester at the University of Texas Monday, April 29.
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Pro-Palestinian protesters are surrounded by state troopers at the University of Texas Monday, April 29.
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Police arrest a pro-Palestinian protester at the University of Texas Monday April 29.
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Police officers and state troopers try to break up a pro-Palestinian protester at the University of Texas Monday, April 29.
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University of Texas at Austin police arrest a protester at an encampment on the south lawn where protesters gathered to call attention to the war in Gaza and to condemn the University of Texas at Austin’s relationship with defense companies on Monday, April 29, in Austin.

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