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Columbia student protesters stage walkout from Hillary Clinton’s class

Dozens of Columbia University students staged a walkout from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s class there on Wednesday in protest of the school’s handling of a truck seen near campus displaying the images of students belonging to groups who signed an anti-Israel statement, a report says. 

Roughly 30 students of the class of 300 abruptly stood up and left the room a half hour into the lecture on women’s involvement in peace processes hosted by Clinton and Keren Yarhi-Milo, the dean of Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), according to The New York Times. 

The students reportedly were demonstrating against the school’s response to a truck that appeared near campus last week broadcasting the message “Columbia’s Leading Antisemites” and showing images of students belonging to groups that had signed a statement claiming that Israel was at fault for the October 7 massacre by Hamas. 

The students said the images of their classmates that appeared on the truck had been taken from a private online platform for students at SIPA and demanded that Columbia provide “immediate legal support for affected students” and “a commitment to student safety, well-being and privacy,” the newspaper added.

 

She continued, “It would be such a gift to Hamas, because they would spend whatever time there was a ceasefire in effect rebuilding their armaments, creating stronger positions to be able to fend off an eventual assault by the Israelis.” 

Fox News’ Anders Hagstrom and Timothy H.J. Nerozzi contributed to this report. 

Greg Norman is a reporter at Fox News Digital.

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