Pro-Palestinian protesters at Univ. of Texas quickly learn they’re not in New York

The anti-Israel temper tantrums that are now spreading from Columbia University to other states broke out in Texas where protesters quickly discovered they weren’t in New York.

On Wednesday, pro-Palestinian students walked out of classes at the University of Texas at Austin, finding that, unlike Columbia, there was a heavy police presence on hand to ensure that things didn’t spiral out of control as they have up north.

The occupation of the campus was planned by the university’s Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSJ) chapter to show solidarity with their “comrades” at the Ivy League schools which have become seething cauldrons of Jew hatred. But when hundreds of gullible young people tried to make a similar scene, they were met with a no-nonsense response by Lone Star State law enforcement.

“Arrests being made right now & will continue until the crowd disperses. These protesters belong in jail,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott said in a post to X. “Antisemitism will not be tolerated in Texas. Period. Students joining in hate-filled, antisemitic protests at any public college or university in Texas should be expelled.”

More than 30 people were arrested with some of them breaking down sobbing as they discovered that at least in Texas, there are consequences for their actions.

Footage from the police intervention was posted to the X platform.

“Our University will not be occupied,” said University of Texas at Austin President Jay Hartzell in a statement, showing the type of leadership that should have been immediately exercised in blue state universities.

“This has been a challenging day for many,” Hartzell said. “We have witnessed much activity we normally do not experience on our campus, and there is understandably a lot of emotion surrounding these events.”

“Today, our University held firm, enforcing our rules while protecting the Constitutional right to free speech. Peaceful protests within our rules are acceptable. Breaking our rules and policies and disrupting others’ ability to learn are not allowed. The group that led this protest stated it was going to violate Institutional Rules. Our rules matter, and they will be enforced. Our University will not be occupied,” he added.

Chris Donaldson


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