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The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

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Jessica Xing

Jessica Xing, Photo Editor

Jessica Xing is a third-year graphic design major with a minor in journalism. She has previously served as deputy photo editor and design editor and is excited to continue working with photographers for The News this semester.

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Bikers walk and bike toward the check-in table at the Bike to Work Day Festival. Over 50 groups of about 40 bikers each biked from different municipalities in and around Boston to the festival.

[Photo] Boston’s National Bike to Work Day gets people pedaling

Mikayla Tsai, news correspondent
May 26, 2024

A participant mounts his bike. Many bikers wore neon reflective clothing and accessories.

The exterior of the Massachusetts State House. Bill H.4241 was introduced during this years state legislative session.

[Photo] State legislature to consider bill protecting victims of revenge porn

May 4, 2024

The exterior of the Massachusetts State House. Bill H.4241 was introduced during this year's state legislative session.

The Duckling Day mascot and Friends of the Public Garden hosts lead parade participants through Boston Common while holding a Duckling Day banner. Spectators smiled and took photographs, commenting on the adorable duckling costumes.

Duckling Day brings families together, celebrates Mother’s Day with feathered fun

Jessica Xing, photo editor
May 15, 2024

Thousands of mothers and children dressed as ducks gathered on Boston Common May 12 for Duckling Day, an annual tradition hosted by Friends of the Public Garden each Mother’s Day. A tribute to the...

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A mother holds her two ducklings while sitting on one of the duck sculptures for a photo. Children took turns sitting on the bronze ducks following the parade.

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A mother holds her two ducklings while sitting on one of the duck sculptures for a photo. Children took turns sitting on the bronze ducks following the parade.

Two children dressed as marshals prepare to lead the parade. They dragged wooden trains of stuffed duck plushies and blew their whistles throughout the parade.

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Two children dressed as marshals prepare to lead the parade. They dragged wooden trains of stuffed duck plushies and blew their whistles throughout the parade.

A mother pops a bubble with her finger as children and parents around her watch and smile. Jenny the Juggler stood atop a tall platform and continuously threw large bubbles by dipping a long rope in bubble solution.

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A mother pops a bubble with her finger as children and parents around her watch and smile. Jenny the Juggler stood atop a tall platform and continuously threw large bubbles by dipping a long rope in bubble...

A Duckling Day participant picks up and examines a Hatch & Grow Duck toy. The event’s merchandise stand, called The Quack Shack, sold various items including T-shirts, bucket hats and backpacks.

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A Duckling Day participant picks up and examines a Hatch & Grow Duck toy. The event’s merchandise stand, called The Quack Shack, sold various items including T-shirts, bucket hats and backpacks.

Two ducklings flap their wings during a dance performance. Dancers from the City Ballet of Boston and the Tony Williams Dance Center performed ballet routines for the crowd.

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Two ducklings flap their wings during a dance performance. Dancers from the City Ballet of Boston and the Tony Williams Dance Center performed ballet routines for the crowd.

A child dressed in a duck onesie attempts to throw a ball into a basketball hoop. Other playground games included a parachute, tetherball and multiple Rody Max bounce horses.

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A child dressed in a duck onesie attempts to throw a ball into a basketball hoop. Other playground games included a parachute, tetherball and multiple Rody Max bounce horses.

Parents help their children decorate paper ducks using supplies from the Minni tent. Along with arts and crafts, children participated in free face painting, origami and temporary tattoos.

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Parents help their children decorate paper ducks using supplies from the Minni tent. Along with arts and crafts, children participated in free face painting, origami and temporary tattoos.

Hundreds of children and their parents enjoy the playground activities set up around the Parkman Bandstand. Entry into the event cost $40, which included a goody bag and access to all activities.

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Hundreds of children and their parents enjoy the playground activities set up around the Parkman Bandstand. Entry into the event cost $40, which included a goody bag and access to all activities.

A father holds his child up as they reach for a large bubble. Many parents hoisted their children onto their shoulders so they could reach the bubbles.

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A father holds his child up as they reach for a large bubble. Many parents hoisted their children onto their shoulders so they could reach the bubbles.

A group of children point and scream at a magician holding a flaming book. The magician brought a briefcase of various magic items around the Common, quacking kids up as he performed his tricks.

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A group of children point and scream at a magician holding a flaming book. The magician brought a briefcase of various magic items around the Common, quacking kids up as he performed his tricks.

Two children dressed as ducklings hop from one plastic platform to another. Children wore yellow boas, jackets, tutus and more for Duckling Day.

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Two children dressed as ducklings hop from one plastic platform to another. Children wore yellow boas, jackets, tutus and more for Duckling Day.

Two tip jars sit next to the register in Playa Bowls on Huntington Avenue. Various circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic created changes in tipping culture within the country.

[Photo] Op-ed: Tipping culture has reached a tipping point

Anna Palfy, contributor
May 5, 2024

Two tip jars sit next to the register in Playa Bowls on Huntington Avenue. Various circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic created changes in tipping culture within the country.

One week later: scenes from the Centennial Common encampment

One week later: scenes from the Centennial Common encampment

On the morning of April 25, about 30 student protesters set up on tarps in Centennial Common, linked arms and began chanting pro-Palestinian slogans. What started as a small group of demonstrators quickly...

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Olympia Moving & Storage movers construct a barricade around Centennial. Around 40 police officers surrounded Centennial as the barricade was set up.

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Olympia Moving & Storage movers construct a barricade around Centennial. Around 40 police officers surrounded Centennial as the barricade was set up.

A protester holds a sign that reads, “Free the Children Crying for their Mothers, Free the Mothers Searching For their Children.” Around 3:25 p.m. over two dozen protesters marched around Centennial twice.

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A protester holds a sign that reads, “Free the Children Crying for their Mothers, Free the Mothers Searching For their Children.” Around 3:25 p.m. over two dozen protesters marched around Centennial...

Police carry an arrested protester to Shillman Hall. Police in riot gear began making arrests at 7 a.m.

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Police carry an arrested protester to Shillman Hall. Police in riot gear began making arrests at 7 a.m.

Two pro-Israel counter protesters hold up an Israeli flag while motioning toward pro-Palestine protesters. Over 200 people were estimated be on Centennial as pro-Israel and pro-Palestine protesters clashed at 11:30 p.m.

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Two pro-Israel counter protesters hold up an Israeli flag while motioning toward pro-Palestine protesters. Over 200 people were estimated be on Centennial as pro-Israel and pro-Palestine protesters clashed...

A pro-Palestine protester holds up a Palestinian flag in front of an identical flag and, behind it, an Israeli flag. As tensions rose, more pro-Palestine protesters attempted to cover up the Israeli flag with Palestinian flags.

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A pro-Palestine protester holds up a Palestinian flag in front of an identical flag and, behind it, an Israeli flag. As tensions rose, more pro-Palestine protesters attempted to cover up the Israeli flag...

Two pro-Israel counter protesters are escorted away from the encampment by police. The protesters returned to the encampment after speaking to police, who told them they would not get arrested.

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Two pro-Israel counter protesters are escorted away from the encampment by police. The protesters returned to the encampment after speaking to police, who told them they would not get arrested.

Water bottles and coolers sit stacked on top of chairs that surround the encampment. Around 8:30 p.m., protesters began preparing for a sweep by condensing the encampment and creating a reinforced barrier.

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Water bottles and coolers sit stacked on top of chairs that surround the encampment. Around 8:30 p.m., protesters began preparing for a sweep by condensing the encampment and creating a reinforced barrier.

Two protesters look at another protester holding up a sign that reads, “Free Gaza, Israel stop massacre of children.” Protesters from all over Boston came to show their support throughout the encampment.

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Two protesters look at another protester holding up a sign that reads, “Free Gaza, Israel stop massacre of children.” Protesters from all over Boston came to show their support throughout the encampment.

Paints, markers and cardboard sit scattered on a sheet on Centennial. Students spent the afternoon making zines, protest signs and art.

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Paints, markers and cardboard sit scattered on a sheet on Centennial. Students spent the afternoon making zines, protest signs and art.

Blankets, pillows and a thermal blanket sit in an encampment tent. Supporters donated supplies for students to stay warm overnight.

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Blankets, pillows and a thermal blanket sit in an encampment tent. Supporters donated supplies for students to stay warm overnight.

Gabby Kislin (left), a second-year business administration major who holds leadership positions in Hillel, Huskies for Israel and Chabad, and Winston Alcufron, a fifth-year political science and philosophy combined major and active member of Chabad, pose for a photo. Kislin and Alcufron were part of a group of at least six Jewish students who said they came to the encampment around 2:45 p.m. to represent their community and encourage the university to take action against the Northeastern encampment.

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Gabby Kislin (left), a second-year business administration major who holds leadership positions in Hillel, Huskies for Israel and Chabad, and Winston Alcufron, a fifth-year political science and philosophy...

A Palestinian flag hangs from the Centennial ledge at 8:30 a.m., April 26. Day two of the encampment started with breakfast provided in the middle of the camp.

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A Palestinian flag hangs from the Centennial ledge at 8:30 a.m., April 26. Day two of the encampment started with breakfast provided in the middle of the camp.

A protester writes the names of Palestinians killed by the Israeli military in chalk on the sidewalk surrounding the Common. HFP called for students to sign up for night shifts to guard the encampment while others slept.

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A protester writes the names of Palestinians killed by the Israeli military in chalk on the sidewalk surrounding the Common. HFP called for students to sign up for night shifts to guard the encampment...

Student protesters from Berklee College of Music march toward Centennial. Members of Berklee’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine entered Northeastern’s encampment at 7:15 p.m. after marching from their campus down Massachusetts Avenue.

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Student protesters from Berklee College of Music march toward Centennial. Members of Berklee’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine entered Northeastern’s encampment at 7:15 p.m. after marching...

Three students link arms and chant pro-Palestine slogans on Centennial Common while surrounded by police officers and a circle of chairs and bikes April 25. Following the start of the demonstration around 8 a.m., Huskies for a Free Palestine, or HFP, called for additional students to join protesters on Centennial.

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Three students link arms and chant pro-Palestine slogans on Centennial Common while surrounded by police officers and a circle of chairs and bikes April 25. Following the start of the demonstration around...

Protesters form a human chain, blocking the exit to the parking lot on Forsyth Street. Sheriff vans that took an alternate route out of the parking lot brought arrested protesters to Nashua Street Jail.

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Protesters form a human chain, blocking the exit to the parking lot on Forsyth Street. Sheriff vans that took an alternate route out of the parking lot brought arrested protesters to Nashua Street Jail.

Police officers dismantle encampment tents and remove the barrier of water bottles, coolers and chairs that once surrounded the encampment at 6:10 a.m. Protesters remained sitting with linked arms.

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Police officers dismantle encampment tents and remove the barrier of water bottles, coolers and chairs that once surrounded the encampment at 6:10 a.m. Protesters remained sitting with linked arms.

Four Massachusetts State Police officers stand in front of Centennial behind the barricade. Protesters continued to chant phrases such as “We keep us safe” as police removed pieces of their encampment.

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Four Massachusetts State Police officers stand in front of Centennial behind the barricade. Protesters continued to chant phrases such as “We keep us safe” as police removed pieces of their encampment.

Encampment participants stand in a circle with linked arms April 27. The protesters began preparing for a police raid around 4 a.m. after photos of a moving truck parked nearby were sent in an HFP Telegram channel.

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Encampment participants stand in a circle with linked arms April 27. The protesters began preparing for a police raid around 4 a.m. after photos of a moving truck parked nearby were sent in an HFP Telegram...

A protester gestures their middle finger at a BPD officer as BPD cars begin leaving campus. Protesters on both sides of Leon Street chanted and shouted as BPD officers left.

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A protester gestures their middle finger at a BPD officer as BPD cars begin leaving campus. Protesters on both sides of Leon Street chanted and shouted as BPD officers left.

Northeastern Facilities workers clear the remains of the encampment. Tents, signs and other belongings were cleared out at 9 a.m.

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Northeastern Facilities workers clear the remains of the encampment. Tents, signs and other belongings were cleared out at 9 a.m.

Two pro-Israel counter protesters hold up an Israeli flag in front of the Centennial Common encampment April 26. Video footage revealed one of these counter protesters said the phrase Kill the Jews in an attempt to provoke pro-Palestine demonstrators.

[Photo] Op-ed: Admin is lying about anti-semitism at Northeastern’s encampment. I want to set the record straight.

Yaakov Aldrich, contributor
April 30, 2024

Two pro-Israel counter protesters hold up an Israeli flag in front of the Centennial Common encampment April 26. Video footage revealed one of these counter protesters said the phrase "Kill the Jews" in...

Police officers dismantle the pro-Palestine encampment on Centennial Common April 27. A coalition of over 100 Northeastern student organizations signed on to a statement addressed to campus administration condemning the university’s response to the encampment.

[Photo] Student organization coalition condemns university’s handling of encampment

Kristina DaPonte, news staff
April 30, 2024

Police officers dismantle the pro-Palestine encampment on Centennial Common April 27. A coalition of over 100 Northeastern student organizations signed on to a statement addressed to campus administration...

Student protesters from Berklee College of Music march toward Northeasterns encampment on Centennial Common. They arrived around 7:15 p.m.

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Student protesters from Berklee College of Music march toward Northeastern's encampment on Centennial Common. They arrived around 7:15 p.m.

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[Photo] Photos of the month: April

Photo Staff
April 30, 2024

A protester flips off a BPD officer as BPD cars leave campus following the arrests of 100 individuals from the pro-Palestine encampment April 27. Read more here.

A Northeastern facilities worker removes the No Trespassing sign from the barricades that once surrounded Centennial Common.

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A Northeastern facilities worker removes the "No Trespassing" sign from the barricades that once surrounded Centennial Common.

Four people walk through Centennial Common as the barricades are taken down.

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Four people walk through Centennial Common as the barricades are taken down.

Northeastern facilities remove the barricades that blocked Centennial Common following the encampment. Barricades around other green spaces on campus, such as Krentzman Quad, were removed shortly before.

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Northeastern facilities remove the barricades that blocked Centennial Common following the encampment. Barricades around other green spaces on campus, such as Krentzman Quad, were removed shortly before.

A No Tresspassing sign sits on the floor after being removed from the barricades that once blocked off Centennial Common.

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A "No Tresspassing" sign sits on the floor after being removed from the barricades that once blocked off Centennial Common.

White chairs sit on Centennial Common along with a sign that reads, Reserved for Private Event. Northeastern facilities staff removed the barricades surrounding Centennial Common at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

[Photo] Encampment live updates: Centennial reopened, furniture put in for commencement weekend

April 28, 2024

White chairs sit on Centennial Common along with a sign that reads, "Reserved for Private Event." Northeastern facilities staff removed the barricades surrounding Centennial Common at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

A protester is brought into Shillman Hall by police. Protesters were led through the building to Sheriff vans waiting in the back.

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A protester is brought into Shillman Hall by police. Protesters were led through the building to Sheriff vans waiting in the back.

A protester is led away from the encampment by police. Arrests began at around 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

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A protester is led away from the encampment by police. Arrests began at around 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

Police arrest and carry a demonstrator who participated in the encampment to Shillman Hall. Statements from HFP and the university said 100 people have been detained.

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Police arrest and carry a demonstrator who participated in the encampment to Shillman Hall. Statements from HFP and the university said 100 people have been detained.

A table holds additional resources including masks, sunscreen, hand sanitizer and wet wipes. These resources were provided throughout the day along with food and drinks.

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A table holds additional resources including masks, sunscreen, hand sanitizer and wet wipes. These resources were provided throughout the day along with food and drinks.

A stockpile of food and water sits next to an encampment tent. More resources were grouped next to other tents.

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A stockpile of food and water sits next to an encampment tent. More resources were grouped next to other tents.

White chairs sit on Centennial Common along with a sign that reads, Reserved for Private Event. Northeastern facilities staff removed the barricades surrounding Centennial Common at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

[Photo] Encampment live updates: Centennial reopened, furniture put in for commencement weekend

news staff
April 28, 2024

Pro-Israel counter-protesters hold the flag of Israel at the encampment. Footage taken Friday night revealed that it was a pro-Israel student demonstrator who said "kill the Jews."

Protesters chant and clap as they line up on Forsyth Street. Their chants continued as arrested protesters were moved into Sheriff vans.

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Protesters chant and clap as they line up on Forsyth Street. Their chants continued as arrested protesters were moved into Sheriff vans.

A  Suffolk County sheriff van waits near Forsyth Street. Police began to move protesters into sheriff vans at around 7:35 a.m.

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A Suffolk County sheriff van waits near Forsyth Street. Police began to move protesters into sheriff vans at around 7:35 a.m.

A sheriff van drives away down Forsyth Street. Protesters booed and ran after the van.

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A sheriff van drives away down Forsyth Street. Protesters booed and ran after the van.

Protesters wait on the sidewalk next to Leon Street. Approximately 100 students remained and shouted out chants. Editors Note: Ali Caudle, center right, was the former deputy city editor for The News.

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Protesters wait on the sidewalk next to Leon Street. Approximately 100 students remained and shouted out chants. Editor's Note: Ali Caudle, center right, was the former deputy city editor for The News.

A BPD car is positioned on Leon Street. Cars and vans were used to block demonstrators access to the street.

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A BPD car is positioned on Leon Street. Cars and vans were used to block demonstrators' access to the street.

State police officers line up on Leon Street. The street was used as an alternate route to exit campus.

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State police officers line up on Leon Street. The street was used as an alternate route to exit campus.

A police officer is seen carrying zip ties attached to their uniform. Protesters were instructed to avoid coming into the street with the officers.

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A police officer is seen carrying zip ties attached to their uniform. Protesters were instructed to avoid coming into the street with the officers.

Spectators look on as the protesters barricade is removed. Onlookers chanted at protesters to stand up and lock arms.

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Spectators look on as the protesters' barricade is removed. Onlookers chanted at protesters to "stand up" and "lock arms."

BPD officers walk alongside the barricade surrounding Centennial. Protesters remained linked in a circle around the encampment.

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BPD officers walk alongside the barricade surrounding Centennial. Protesters remained linked in a circle around the encampment.

State troopers watch the protesters barricade being removed. Officers began packing chairs into moving trucks.

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State troopers watch the protesters' barricade being removed. Officers began packing chairs into moving trucks.

Police officers dismantle encampment tents on Centennial. Officers entered the encampment to remove item at 6:10 a.m.

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Police officers dismantle encampment tents on Centennial. Officers entered the encampment to remove item at 6:10 a.m.

Movers from Olympia construct a barricade around Centennial. At the same time, police began to remove the protesters barricade.

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Movers from Olympia construct a barricade around Centennial. At the same time, police began to remove the protesters' barricade.

Protesters huddle inside their barricade of chairs. Officers start packing the chairs into Olympia moving trucks at 6:10 a.m.

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Protesters huddle inside their barricade of chairs. Officers start packing the chairs into Olympia moving trucks at 6:10 a.m.

State police start marching in at 5:29 a.m. Protesters were instructed not to resist.

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State police start marching in at 5:29 a.m. Protesters were instructed not to resist.

Dean of Students Chong Kim-Wong speaks into a megaphone. Kim-Wong made the first announcement to protesters at 5:33 a.m.

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Dean of Students Chong Kim-Wong speaks into a megaphone. Kim-Wong made the first announcement to protesters at 5:33 a.m.

Police officers in riot group spread out and surrounded Centennial borders Saturday morning. Barricades were erected at around 5:30 a.m.

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Police officers in riot group spread out and surrounded Centennial borders Saturday morning. Barricades were erected at around 5:30 a.m.

State troopers and NUPD officers discuss the encampment around 4:00 a.m. Protesters began to anticipate an imminent police raid.

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State troopers and NUPD officers discuss the encampment around 4:00 a.m. Protesters began to anticipate an imminent police raid.

State Police vehicles pull into the parking lot of Renaissance Park on Columbus Avenue. More than 30 vehicles were spotted at around 4:45 a.m.

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State Police vehicles pull into the parking lot of Renaissance Park on Columbus Avenue. More than 30 vehicles were spotted at around 4:45 a.m.

Protesters form a barricade of chairs and belongings in anticipation of a police raid. Police officers in riot gear started to appear around 4:45 a.m.

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Protesters form a barricade of chairs and belongings in anticipation of a police raid. Police officers in riot gear started to appear around 4:45 a.m.

Protesters link arms and chant at 4:30 a.m. They remained continually updated on police movement throughout the morning.

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Protesters link arms and chant at 4:30 a.m. They remained continually updated on police movement throughout the morning.

NUPD escort two pro-Israel protesters off of the Common. The protesters were informed by the police that they would not be arrested.

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NUPD escort two pro-Israel protesters off of the Common. The protesters were informed by the police that they would not be arrested.

Pro-Palestine protesters gather near a tent in the center of the encampment.

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Pro-Palestine protesters gather near a tent in the center of the encampment.