Pro-Palestine protest forceful but peaceful as Trump Jr. speaks at UM

A small taste of pro-Palestine demonstrations that have roiled college campuses across the U.S. in recent weeks came home to Missoula on Sunday afternoon — except there were no arrests, no clashes with police and no encampments. 

As Donald Trump Jr. — son of former president and current presidential candidate Donald J. Trump — and other top Republicans spoke at a fundraiser inside a ballroom at the University of Montana’s University Center, about 60 protesters gathered outside the building’s south entrance to show support for Palestine, criticize U.S. support of Israel, call for a cease-fire in Israel’s military campaign in Gaza, and denigrate the politicians inside the building. 

Brendan Work, an activist with the Missoula chapter of Montanans for Palestine, leads a protest in support of the people of Palestine alongside supporters outside the University of Montana University Center as Donald Trump Jr. speaks at an event inside the UC organized by the Montana Association of Conservatives on Sunday, April 28, 2024.


Starting around 1 p.m., Palestinian flags waved amid intermittent rain and light hail while chants

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