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Campus Confrontation: NAACP Seeks Dialogue Following Emory University Protest Arrests

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In Atlanta, a demonstration at Emory University escalated quickly, resulting in a significant police response and numerous arrests. NAACP Georgia President Gerald A. Griggs is now calling for a meeting with the university president, Gregory L. Fenves, following Thursday’s events, where at least 28 people were detained.

The protests, part of a broader national outcry linked to the Israeli-Gaza conflict, saw demonstrators demanding the university sever ties with companies implicated in military efforts in Gaza. Confrontations intensified when protesters reportedly threw bottles, prompting police to deploy pepper spray and pepper balls to confront the crowd.

Police officers detain a man on the campus of Emory University during an pro-Palestinian demonstration, Thursday, April 25, 2024, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Emory’s VP of public safety, Cheryl Elliott, stated that 20 of the arrests are affiliated with the university, highlighting the deep community impact of the incident. At least two Emory professors were arrested.


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