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PHOTOS: Over 1,000 people join peaceful pro-Palestine rally at Cal State Long Beach

CSULB students and faculty joined a growing number of universities across the country in demanding the institutions divest from Israel and defense contractors.

PHOTOS: Over 1,000 people join peaceful pro-Palestine rally at Cal State Long Beach

More than 1,000 students, faculty and other supporters gathered at Cal State Long Beach Thursday for a pro-Palestine rally, joining a growing number of similar gatherings at universities across the country.

From 11 a.m. to after 8 p.m., people peacefully protested, demanding the university divest from Israel and defense companies such as Boeing, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin.

There were no notable incidents between protesters, counterprotesters or police.

Here are some of the scenes from the day:

Pro-Palestine protesters gathered outside the Walter Pyramid at Cal State Long Beach while volleyball games are played inside Thursday, May 2, 2024. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
Surrounded by a barricade of their fellows, pro-Palestine protesters pray as the sun beats down during a rally at Cal State Long Beach Thursday, May 2, 2024. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
Pro-Palestine protesters hang a banner near Brotman Hall demanding Cal State Long Beach divest from Israel and defense contractors during a rally Thursday, May 2, 2024. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
Pro-Palestine protesters dance the dabke, a traditional Palestinian dance, during a rally at Cal State Long Beach Thursday, May 2, 2024. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
A student waves a Palestinian flag outside Brotman Hall during a rally at Cal State Long Beach Thursday, May 2, 2024. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
Police and event staff line up outside the Walter Pyramid at Cal State Long Beach during a pro-Palestine protest while volleyball games are played inside Thursday, May 2, 2024. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
A pro-Palestine student protester gives an impassioned speech detailing her family's experiences in the Middle Eastern country during a rally at Cal State Long Beach Thursday, May 2, 2024. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
Two students, who declined to give their names, yell at protesters for blocking a walking path during a pro-Palestine rally at Cal State Long Beach Thursday, May 2, 2024. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
Over 1,000 people, including students and faculty, gathered for a pro-Palestine rally at Cal State Long Beach Thursday, May 2, 2024. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
A young girl stands with her arm around a woman during a rally at Cal State Long Beach Thursday, May 2, 2024. The family declined to give their names. Photo by Brandon Richardson.

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A banner hangs on Brotman Hall at Cal State Long Beach, re-naming the building Rafaat Alareer Hall after a Palestinian professor, poet and activist who was killed in an Israeli airstrike in Shajaiya, in northern Gaza, on Dec. 6, 2023. The banner was hung during a pro-Palestine rally on the university campus Thursday, May 2, 2024. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
Pro-Palestine protesters pray during a rally at Cal State Long Beach Thursday, May 2, 2024. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
A pro-Palestine protester writes a message in chalk demanding the university divest from Israel and defense contractors during a rally at Cal State Long Beach Thursday, May 2, 2024. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
Event staff line up outside the Walter Pyramid at Cal State Long Beach during a pro-Palestine rally while volleyball games are played inside Thursday, May 2, 2024. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
Pro-Palestine protesters hold up signs outside Brotman Hall during a rally at Cal State Long Beach Thursday, May 2, 2024. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
Donning a cap and gown and holding a Palestinian flag with a keffiyeh draped around her shoulders, Dee Hasan joins Pro-Palestine protesters outside the Walter Pyramid at Cal State Long Beach Thursday, May 2, 2024. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
A woman stands with her arm around a young girl with Palestinian flag in hand during a rally at Cal State Long Beach Thursday, May 2, 2024. The family declined to give their names. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
A student addresses other protesters while another waves a Palestinian flag during a rally at Cal State Long Beach Thursday, May 2, 2024. Photo by Brandon Richardson.

Hundreds amass at CSULB for 'Justice in Palestine' rally

Brandon Richardson β€’ May 2, 2024

Follow @_Brandon_E on X for the most up to date coverage. Hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters gathered at Cal State Long Beach on Thursday morning around 11 a.m. to join a coalition of stud…

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