Harvard pro-Palestinian ‘die-in’ to be followed by ‘walk-out’ today

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A pro-Palestinian “die-in” at Harvard University yesterday is being followed by a call for a “general strike” this afternoon.

The Harvard Undergraduate Palestine Solidarity Committee, already embroiled in a scathing letter the group co-signed blaming Israel for the Hamas terror attack Oct. 7, is now urging fellow Crimson students to “walk out of class.”

An Instagram post on the @HarvardPSC page states, “Stand in solidarity with Palestinians Facing Genocide. Walk out of class, meet at Mass Hall. Thursday — 1-3 pm.”

The post already has 1,210 likes and comments that run the gamut from “You guys are amazing” to “Prove that you stand with Palestine by leaving the USA, UK, EU and remaining in Palestine.”

Another comment pointed out that access to Harvard Yard appears to be limited to just students who can show a campus identification.

This all comes a day after members of the group and supporters marched to the Harvard Kennedy School to stage a “die-in” while chanting “Free, free Palestine” and “Barry, Barry you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide.”

They were heckling former President Barack Obama who was scheduled to attend the “Harvard Internet Summit,” but backed out reportedly due to COVID symptoms.

The protesters were reportedly targeting Obama for his support during his tenure in the White House for Israel.

A spokesperson for the PSC wrote that the group believes Obama is “deeply implicated” in the “ongoing genocide” of Palestinians by approving “billions of dollars” in military aid to Israel, the campus newspaper The Harvard Crimson reported.

This all comes as the war in Israel intensifies with both Hamas and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) battling as Palestinians in Gaza seek refuge. An explosion at a Gaza hospital is being blamed on Israel, yet the IDF is saying it was an errant rocket fired by Palestinian Islamic Jihad. The IDF posted audio backing up that claim on X, the formerly called Twitter.

Hamas has been designated as a terrorist organization by the United States, Canada and the European Union and they still hold 200-plus hostages.

This is a developing story … 

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