Pro-Palestinian protesters confronted Hillary Clinton outside her class at Columbia University in New York City on Wednesday, amid the Israel-Hamas war.
Video shared on X shows Clinton walking past a common area of Columbia University's International Affairs Building as demonstrators chant, "Hillary, Hillary you can’t hide, you are supporting genocide." The protest, staged outside the lecture, was said to have disrupted a class taught by the former first lady and secretary of state called "Inside the Situation Room."
According to the video shared by BreakThrough News, Clinton, also a former senator from New York, does not appear to engage with the protesters, most of whom sat on the ground holding signs with messages such as "Columbia funds apartheid" and "Viva Viva Palestine."
The demonstrators – many wearing face masks – also chanted the name of Clinton’s co-instructor, Keren Yarhi-Milo, dean and Adlai E. Stevenson professor of international relations, saying, "Can’t you see you are supporting genocide?"
"Take our demands, take our demands!" the student protesters shouted as Clinton and Yarhi-Milo left the lecture hall, according to another video shared online.
As both instructors walked toward the building's exit, the protesters added, "Shame on you! Shame on you!"
Another clip showed students having signs that also read, "Columbia Has Blood on Its Hands."
In response to the incident, a Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) spokesperson told Fox News Digital, "We continue to support our students who wish to express themselves through respectful speech while at the same time we fulfill our responsibility to maintain the core activities of our school. Today was a good example of balancing these principles."
Earlier in November, Clinton and Yarhi-Milo were delivering a lecture to a hall of about 300 students about women’s involvement in peace processes when about 30 students got up halfway through and walked out in protest of the university’s alleged inability to keep pro-Palestinian students from being doxed, the New York Times reported.... (Read more)
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