‘Strike for Gaza’ held on University of Montana campus

Well over a hundred people participated in a “Strike for Gaza” at the University of Montana campus on Wednesday afternoon, with many denouncing Israel’s actions and calling for the university to “disclose” and “divest.” 

The “walk-out in solidarity with Palestine” was organized by a group called UM Students for Palestine, which has a social media presence.

With signs that said “No U.S. tax dollars for genocide” and “Israel bombs hospitals,” the students walked out of class at 1 p.m. and marched around campus for about half an hour before writing slogans in chalk on the Oval.

It was a peaceful protest, with no arrests or any violence, although one counterprotester with a large Israeli flag exchanged heated words with several of the protesters.

Hishu Wea McGrady, Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation, protests alongside hundreds of people on the Oval in support of a cease-fire in Gaza on Wednesday afternoon. McGrady said the conflict in Palestine resonates with her in the context of the United States genocide of Native people and would like to see major divestment from Israel by the U.S. government.


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