'It is unlawful and violates university policy'- Police issue a 'clear out' or get arrested order after Pro-Israel protesters attack pro-Gaza protesters for taking over American universities (VIDEOs)

Friday, May 3, 2024 - Police at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) on Wednesday afternoon, May 1, ordered people to clear out of the pro-Palestinian encampment at UCLA after a night of violence and destruction in the university.

Police issued an unlawful assembly order over loudspeakers at about 6 p.m. and ordered demonstrators to leave the area after pro-Israel demonstrators came to attack Pro-Gaza protesters who have been protesting at the UCLA for days now.

"The established encampment is unlawful and violates university policy," the university wrote. "Law enforcement is prepared to arrest individuals in accordance with applicable law. Non-UCLA persons are notified to leave the encampment and depart the campus immediately."

A mixture of the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California Highway Patrol and UC Police Department established a heavy presence outside of the encampment all of Wednesday.

Despite the order, thousands of people stayed at the encampment and along the steps leading up to it.

Hundreds of officers with less-than-lethal weapons started to form skirmish lines throughout the night while more staged their cruisers and buses at a nearby parking lot at the West LA Federal Building. They did not immediately move into the encampment after the first declaration.

The unabated clashes between pro-Palestinian protesters and counter-protesters lasted for approximately two hours between 11 p.m. Tuesday night and 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

In that two-hour span of mayhem, counter-protesters launched smoke bombs, fireworks and cones at the encampment as demonstrators tried to protect themselves with a makeshift wooden barricade and umbrellas. Counter-protesters also attacked people with sticks.

At least one person was injured during the initial clashes.

The LAPD said the entire agency will be under a citywide tactical alert because of the situation at UCLA. The bulletin places the department at a heightened level of alert to free up resources.

The police stood in a buffer zone between the encampment and the other protesters in the five hours after the declaration. For the most part, the situation remained calmer than Tuesday night.

"This is a dark chapter in our campus's history. We will restore a safe learning environment at UCLA," Chancellor Gene Block said in a statement Wednesday.

The university also warned students to leave the school.

"Those who choose to remain — including both students and employees — could face sanctions," the university wrote. "For students, those sanctions could include disciplinary measures such as interim suspension that, after proper due process through the student conduct process, could lead to dismissal."

The protesters released a statement claiming they will not leave.

"We will not leave. We will remain here until our demands are met. You justify the mistreatment of students in the encampment in the same way you justify your complicity in the Palestinian genocide," the protesters wrote in a statement.

They also called on students and "other members" of the community to join their movement.

"Administration wants you to believe that this movement is futile," they wrote. "While the administration publicly condemns us, they privately negotiate with us because the collective power of unified students threatens them."

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