Jennifer Kabbany at The College Fix:

Pro-Palestinian students who stormed Pomona College president’s office were arrested and booked by riot-gear-wearing police on Friday, the Claremont Courier reported. “Nineteen were charged with misdemeanor trespassing after allegedly refusing to leave Alexander Hall. An additional protester was charged with misdemeanor delaying or obstructing a law enforcement officer after allegedly refusing to clear a path for officers. … All were booked at Claremont Police Department jail and released with citations to appear in Pomona Superior Court,” the Courier reported.


Prior to their arrest, the students “verbally harass[ed] staff, even using a sickening, anti-black racial slur in addressing an administrator. This is part of an escalating series of incidents on our campus, which has included persistent harassment of visitors for admission tours,” according to a memo published Friday by President Gabrielle Starr. “These actions are actively destructive of the values that underpin our community,” she wrote. “…There is absolutely no excuse for this harassment; and there is no excuse for refusal to identify yourself on our campus. Students then, under false pretenses, entered Alexander Hall, and are occupying my office.”