3 Arrested After Gaza Sit-In at Senator's Office

1 Michigan State and 2 Ferris State students charged after demanding to talk with Sen. Carl Levin

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Three college students in Michigan were arrested Thursday at Sen. Carl Levin's office in Lansing during a sit-in protest over the Gaza conflict, the State News reports. The students—one from Michigan State and two from Ferris State, as well with two other nonstudents—objected to Levin's support of Israeli action and had presented a list of demands, including the opportunity to speak to Levin himself.

After being asked to leave throughout the day, the three were arrested around 6 p.m. after the building had closed, and were charged with trespassing, a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail.

Michigan students aren't the only ones who care about the Gaza conflict, one way or another. Vigils, protests, and counterprotests have cropped up on campuses all over the country, including at Arkansas, Central Florida, Minnesota, UC-Berkeley, Wesleyan, and Yale, among others.