Pro-Hamas University of California Los Angeles students concealed their faces Wednesday to batter a blue piñata bearing an image of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
I am horrified. This was @ucla today. This is indefensible.
They will start with punching piñatas and end with punching Jews. pic.twitter.com/HjfehbFhwA
— AYM Higher (@AYM_Higher_) November 9, 2023
Several students wearing keffiyeh scarves on their heads and over their faces took turns pummeling it with a wooden stick.
“Beat that f**kin’ Jew!” a woman yelled into a bullhorn as the crowd chanted, “Free, free Palestine.”
At one point, a man grabbed the pinata and began punching it, ripping it off the rope and destroying it.
“They will start with punching pinatas and end with punching Jews,” X user @AYM_Higher_ observed.
Fox 11 showed a huge crowd of students on campus protesting Israel:
Students for Justice in Palestine at UCLA were demanding the U.S. “end funding to Israel”.
Join @UCDivest orgs this Wed, 11/8 @ 12pm in BruinPlaza for an International Day of Action against US aid to Israel and weapons companies profiting from genocide in Palestine! We demand the UC divest from BlackRock, a major asset manager that invests in the bombing of Gaza. pic.twitter.com/7Ze1OjZRQv
— SJP at UCLA (@SJPatUCLA) November 7, 2023
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They also demanded the University of California “protect Palestinian, SWANA, Muslim, and pro-Palestinian students and workers.”