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Hundreds of students stage walkout from Yale graduation in anti-Israel protest

On Monday, hundreds of Yale University graduates walked out of the university’s commencement ceremony in New Haven.

Protesting students were also seen waving Palestinian flags and banners demanding “disclosure and divestment” from the university. Anti-Israel protests have ravaged campuses across the country for weeks, forcing some universities to cancel year-end ceremonies altogether.

Student protesters at the Yale University event left while handing out diplomas to graduates. Students chanted “Freedom for Palestine” as Yale University President Peter Salovey gave a speech.

“It’s not enough to retreat into silos alongside those who are already inclined to agree with us,” Salovey said in his speech. “Hiding them or silencing them is also not effective.”

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Yale University graduates walk out during a graduation ceremony on Monday, May 20, 2024, on Old Campus in New Haven, Connecticut. The campus, like many other campuses across the country, has been the site of anti-Israel protests this month. (Richard Harvath, Fox News Digital)

Students also waved Palestinian flags during the ceremony.

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Yale University’s campus has become a hotspot for anti-Israel protests in recent weeks. Police arrested dozens of people in a series of operations aimed at clearing the encampment.

The protests at Yale echoed the disruptions at commencement and commencement ceremonies across the country. Drexel University in Philadelphia was forced into lockdown on Monday due to renewed protests.

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Yale University graduates walk out during a graduation ceremony on Monday, May 20, 2024, on Old Campus in New Haven, Connecticut. The campus, like many other campuses across the country, has been the site of anti-Israel protests this month. (Richard Harvath, Fox News Digital)

The University of Southern California was forced to cancel all graduation ceremonies.

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Columbia University, a center of early protests, also canceled all graduation ceremonies.

“Canceling the traditional graduation ceremony was one of the toughest demands of a year of many tough demands,” Columbia University President Minoush Shafiq said in a statement to students. “We recognize that the past few months have taken a huge toll on your university experience, and we are deeply sorry for the disappointment many of you may have felt as a result.”

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Yale University graduates walk out during a graduation ceremony on Monday, May 20, 2024, on Old Campus in New Haven, Connecticut. The campus, like many other campuses across the country, has been the site of anti-Israel protests this month. (Richard Harvath, Fox News Digital)

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“The conflict between the rights of pro-Palestinian protesters and the impact their protests have had on some members of the Jewish community makes this moment particularly difficult.” Shafiq wrote.

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