Dozens of MIT student suspensions ‘in process’ amid deadline to remove pro-Palestinian encampment

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Massachusetts Institute of Technology said in a statement Tuesday that dozens of student suspensions are “now in process” after Monday’s deadline to take down the pro-Palestinian encampment on campus.

MIT Chancellor Melissa Nobles wrote to remind students of the disciplinary consequences of disrupting the school’s campus.

“As a consequence of events that have already occurred, dozens of interim suspensions and referrals to the Committee on Discipline are now in process, in accordance with the outline described in yesterday’s letter from President Kornbluth,” said Nobles.

On Monday protests turned chaotic with students and outsiders blocking Massachusetts Avenue.

This was after the university told students to clear out by 2:30 pm on Monday or they would face suspension.

“I think most people here are not afraid of those threats,” said Alex an MIT student.

Protestors are demanding MIT stop funding research for the Israeli Ministry of Defense.

Students today are feeling emboldened after yesterday’s clash on campus.

‘No, I’m not personally concerned. I think this is their way of trying to scare people to leave the camp by threatening some kind of disciplinary action,” said Alex.

Protesting students say they plan to stay until the school meets their demands.

Jewish students on campus tell Boston 25 that the continued presence of the encampment makes them feel unsafe.

There is no word on when MIT will take down the encampment.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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