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Pro-Palestinian students demand New School cut off Israel conservatory over ‘genocide of the people in Gaza’

A group of Pro-Palestinian students from The New School occupied the entrance to one of the Big Apple college’s main buildings Monday as they protested the school’s interim president for “condoning genocide.”

The roughly 40 students blocked the entrance to The New School University Center — which holds classrooms, a library, dining hall and studios — for two hours Monday afternoon while waving Palestinian flags and donning keffiyeh scarves.

The protesters sat down in front of the electronic gates as part of a week-long action planned by New School Students for Justice in Palestine nearly two months after the war between Israel and Hamas began.

Other students who tried to get into the building through the turnstile had to get in another way.

“Donna, Donna you can’t hide, you’re condoning genocide,” students chanted inside the building, in reference to New School Interim President Donna Shalala, who was also a congressperson for one term.