Tent encampments, violent protests, and defiant students are taking over the campuses of many of America’s most prestigious higher education institutions. In some cases, Jewish students have been forced to leave mid-semester, classes have been canceled or moved to remote only, and buildings have been barricaded by pro-Palestinian protesters.

On April 30, upward of 300 people were arrested at Columbia University and The City College of New York, schools less than a mile apart, after police were finally allowed on campus. Harvard University, Yale University, Princeton University, Brown University, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have also been dominated by student protests, encampments, demands, and disorder.

The protests that have led to chaos and violence on college campuses are centered on pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel, and pro-hatred and genocide of Jews messages. In addition to the college students, police are finding seasoned agitators participating in the destruction. According to NYPD Commissioner Edward Caban, “professional outside agitators” were among students inside the barricaded Hamilton Hall at Columbia University.