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UT-Austin Protests

Here’s why UT and A&M are unlikely to divest from Israel

Protesting students and staff want to draw attention to public university investments in companies supporting Israel, even if divestment is unlikely in Texas.

University of Texas at Austin students and other pro-Palestine supporters peacefully gather on the South lawn of UT campus following a heated demonstration where over 30 demonstrators were arrested by Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers and university police Wednesday, April 24, 2024, in Austin.

Student protest and Israel-Hammas war

  • What are students protesting about?

  • What do laws say about protesting?

  • How have university and Texas leaders responded?

  • What do I need to know about the Israel-Hammas war?

What are UT and A&M’s ties to Israel?

Could UT and A&M divest from Israeli companies and weapons manufacturers?

A history of strong support for Israel

So why are university groups calling for divestment?

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