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Anti-Israel Sit-In Enters Second Week At University of Michigan

Mar 25, 2014


Credit University of Michigan
  ANN ARBOR  - Anti-Israel protesters are in the second week of a sit-in at the offices of the University of Michigan student government to protest its failure to vote on a resolution calling for a boycott over Israel's treatment of the Palestinians.

      The sit-in began last Wednesday at the Central Student Government chambers in the Michigan Union. Organizers say they're angry that the student government tabled rather than voting up or down on the proposal. 

      The resolution urges the university to sell holdings in companies accused of enabling Israeli human rights violations.

      The group calling itself #UMDivest  says it expects hundreds of people to attend a Student Government meeting Tuesday night. The Michigan Daily says a re-vote is expected then.

      The Ann Arbor News says about 15 people were protesting Monday.