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Vietnam in 1968 and Gaza in 2024: A tale of two protests at Columbia's Hamilton Hall

On April 30, when protesters at New York's Columbia University, occupied Hamilton Hall and renamed it “Hind’s Hall” in honour of Hind Rajab (6) who was killed by Israeli forces in Gaza, it brought back memories of the 1968 Vietnam War.

The Telegraph Online Published 08.05.24, 06:12 PM

A tale of two protests

On April 30 2024, when pro-Palestine protesters at New York's Columbia University occupied Hamilton Hall, an academic building at the campus and renamed it “Hind’s Hall” in honour of a six-year-old girl, Hind Rajab who was killed by Israeli forces in Gaza, it brought back memories of the 1968 Vietnam War.

What exactly happened at Columbia 56 years back? How were the protests on campus and the police crackdown in 1968 and in 2024 similar? We retrace the tale of two protests...

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