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Cal Poly campus shut down amid student protests; faculty vote no confidence in university president

Cardboard signs with pro-Palestinian slogans outside a university building.
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Protest signs outside Siemans Hall, the building occupied by protestors at Cal Poly Humboldt.

The campus of Cal Poly Humboldt has been shut down since Monday after students occupied a building to protest the war in Gaza. The university is now scheduled to be closed at least through the weekend.
Police from multiple law enforcement agencies appeared on Monday night and arrested three students after a confrontation between students and police that ended with at least one student bleeding after being struck with a police baton. A brief video shows another student hitting police with an empty five gallon water jug as police in riot gear attempt to push through the protestors into the building.

Yesterday, the Humbldt chapter of the California Faculty Association passed a vote of no confidence in the university president, Tom Jackson, and his chief of Staff, Mark Johnson.

Lauren Schmitt, of KMUD news, spoke to student journalists who were concerned that university leadership was trying to prevent them from covering the protests. Students and faculty complain that the university is characterizing the protests as dangerous, and misrepresenting conditions in Siemans Hall, the occupied building.

You can check out complete coverage at KMUD news.

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