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Protesters Arrested at Virginia Tech Demonstration over Israel-Gaza Conflict

Arrests were made at a pro-Palestinian protest at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. The number of arrests and demonstrators was not immediately known. Similar events have been occurring across the country as campus officials clash with pro-Palestinian protesters calling for an end to Israel’s war in Gaza. Students have also been advocating for Palestinian rights and pressuring schools to stop investing in companies with ties to Israel. The arrests at Virginia Tech followed those at the University of Mary Washington. The protest at Virginia Tech began on Friday but escalated on Sunday, prompting concerns about safety. The university emphasized the importance of free speech but prioritized public safety.


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