The Collegian
Monday, May 20, 2024

Spiders Against Apartheid Protest

Over 100 students and alumni attended Spiders Against Apartheid to mourn the thousands of reported deaths, demand the University of Richmond support Palestinian students and speak out against the actions of the Israeli Defense Forces in Gaza. Midway through the protest, a group of counter-protesters holding an Israeli and Israeli Defense Force flag positioned themselves behind the Spiders Against Apartheid group. The two groups began yelling at each other multiple times throughout the protest, and  University of Richmond police officers eventually moved between the two groups.