[Photo Story] Pro-Palestinian Protestors March Through State College

On Saturday, Penn State students and community members met at the Allen Street Gates to protest what they see as genocide against the Palestinian people in Gaza. The May Day event organized by the United Socialists at Penn State and Penn State Students for Justice in Palestine began at 2 p.m., and students marched through downtown State College and concluded their march at the steps of Penn State’s Old Main.

The event culminated in a series of protests and speeches on the Old Main steps, and the protest remained peaceful for the entire duration.

Our photographers followed along to capture the protest as it unfolded throughout campus and downtown.

Several police patrols drove by to observe the protest and ensure the safety of the public.

At around 2:45 p.m., protestors took to the streets and began marching down West College Avenue.

State College Police were on the scene to redirect traffic.

Protestors continued to march through downtown to show their support for Palestinians in the Middle Eastern conflict.

Significant traffic disruptions occurred, however, the protest continued.

The group eventually returned to campus and took to the Old Main steps.

The protestors coordinated chants like “Bendapudi, you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide,” and, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”

After about 30 minutes on the steps of Old Main, the protest concluded peacefully.

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