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A coalition of pro-Palestinian University of Michigan students and supporters protest in the street

Police Break Up Pro-Palestinian Camp at the University of Michigan

Officers wearing helmets with face shields cleared approximately 50 people from the Diag, known for decades as a site for campus protests, citing a threat to public safety.

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Protesters Place Fake Bloody Corpses at Home of University of Michigan Official

The university said the protest at her home was not free speech. School officials have not disclosed any plans to break up the encampment on campus, which was created in April.

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Protest encampment at University Yard in support of Palestinians in Gaza

Commencement Ceremonies on US Campuses Roiled by Protests Over the Israel-Hamas War

As many campuses have been roiled by protests over the Israel-Hamas war, some school administrations have taken steps to contain disruptions during commencement.

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Universities Take Steps To Prevent Pro-Palestinian Protest Disruptions of Graduation

Colleges are hiring extra security, screening attendees at venues and emphasizing that significant disruptions by pro-Palestinian protesters won’t be tolerated.

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Protests continue at Columbia University in New York during the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas

Colleges Seek to Balance Safety and Students’ Right to Protest Gaza War

Since the war began, colleges and universities have struggled to balance campus safety with free speech rights amid intense student debate and protests.

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Some Fear University of Michigan Proposed Policy on Protests Could Quell Free Speech

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan said it is concerned the proposed policy, as drafted, will impair civil liberties on campus.

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Appeals Court Rules University of Michigan’s Bias Response Team Indirectly Chills Speech

"Even if an official lacks actual power to punish," the appeals court argued, "the threat of punishment from a public official who appears to have punitive authority can be enough to produce an objective chill."

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University of Michigan Clarifies Speech Codes On Same Day DOJ Declares Opposition

On June 11, 2018, the Department of Justice filed a “Statement of Interest” in a case between D.C.-based civil rights liberties group Speech First and University of Michigan’s President Mark […]

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