Brown drops costs towards 20 Jewish college students arrested in sit-in

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The College requested Monday that Windfall’s Metropolis Solicitor’s Workplace dismiss the costs towards the 20 Jewish college students who have been arrested after staging a sit-in at College Corridor earlier this month, President Christina Paxson P’19 P’MD’20 instructed The Herald. Town has agreed to drop the costs, in accordance with the College.

The scholars, who’re members of BrownU Jews for Ceasefire Now, have been set to be arraigned Tuesday morning on costs of willful trespass. They may nonetheless face the College’s disciplinary course of, Paxson mentioned. The scholars have been made conscious that the costs have been dropped and that they aren’t anticipated to seem in courtroom tomorrow, in accordance with a College assertion.

“Whereas we’re relieved our friends are not risking legal costs, that is removed from the top of our battle,” JFCN organizers mentioned in a press release.

JCFN Organizers wrote that they “reject that our battle for divestment and ceasefire is a distraction from the problems which are necessary to this neighborhood. Our wrestle is entwined with the Palestinian wrestle for liberation: to divest is to guard Palestinian college students.”

“We won’t overlook the arrests or the best way the College continues to fail to maintain its college students — particularly its most susceptible college students — protected,” JFCN organizers wrote. “The dropping of costs can’t be a distraction from the broader wrestle for Palestinian liberation we take part.”

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