Pro-Palestinian rally takes place at Stony Brook University campus

The demonstration took place nearly a week after 29 people were arrested during a protest on campus.

News 12 Staff

May 8, 2024, 9:29 AM

Updated 12 days ago

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Dozens of people took part in a pro-Palestinian protest Wednesday on the campus of Stony Brook University.
The rally was originally supposed to take place near the Stony Brook LIRR station. It was then moved to a bus stop on campus before students protesters marched peacefully to the administration building.
The group who organized the protest says they moved the rally because of the presence of a "hostile outside group."
Some adults commended students, telling News 12 they think it's "fabulous" that young people are exercising their First Amendment rights.
The demonstration took place nearly a week after 29 people were arrested during a protest on campus. Twenty-two of the people arrested were students. Two were faculty members.
Student protesters wouldn't talk to News 12.
Later in the afternoon, there was a smaller protest outside the Long Island Rail Road station and a few counter-protesters who said they were there in support of Israel.
Traffic was not disrupted.
Everything remained peaceful while News 12 was there.
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