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Danish students protest university’s ties to Israel, demand changes

At the University of Copenhagen, a group of students have set up tents on campus in protest against the university’s policies and connections to Israel. This protest camp, which first appeared on Monday, was still active on Tuesday, and the student movement behind it is demanding significant changes. The movement, calling themselves “Students Against Occupation,” has put forward several demands to the university leadership. They want the university to officially acknowledge and condemn what they describe as an ongoing genocide. Additionally, they demand that the university ensures full financial transparency regarding their investments in companies with connections to Israel, and that they end all institutional cooperation with Israeli academic institutions.

The response from the University of Copenhagen has been cautious. On the social media platform X, the university stated on Monday that as an institution, they do not take a stance on the conflict in Gaza. This has not appeased the protesters, and one of the co-organizers, Magnus Munk, told TV 2 News on Tuesday morning that they will continue their protest until their demands are met. “The University of Copenhagen is shirking their responsibility,” Munk told TV 2 News. “They have the ability to do something, but they choose not to act.”

The protest and the ongoing presence of the tent camp on the university grounds have attracted media attention and sparked debate about the university’s role and responsibility in international conflicts.

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