US campus protests subside after the crackdown

NEW YORK: Pro-Palestinian protests that have rocked American campuses for weeks quieted Friday after a series of clashes with police, mass arrests and a stern directive from the White House to restore order.

Police in Manhattan cleared an encampment at New York University after dawn, with video posted by an official on social media showing protesters leaving their tents and dispersing when ordered to do so.

CAMPUS CLASH Pro-Palestinian student protesters and activists clash with counter-protesters during a rally on the University of Chicago campus in Illinois on Friday, May 3, 2024. AFP PHOTO