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Live updates: Pro-Palestinian protests continue at colleges across the US

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Pro-Palestinian protests persist at major US universities, with some schools calling on authorities to remove demonstrators. At Northeastern University in Boston, about 100 people were detained as officials cleared a protest encampment. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was arrested at a pro-Palestinian protest at Washington University in St. Louis. Cal Poly Humboldt in Northern California has decided to close for the rest of the semester and switch to remote instruction as protesters remain inside campus buildings. Columbia University has banned a student leader who made controversial remarks about Zionists. The protesters at Columbia and other campuses are demanding that the schools sever ties with Israeli academic institutions and disinvest from Israel-linked entities due to the ongoing conflict in Gaza.