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Pro-Palestinian encampment pops up at Cal State Channel Islands

A small peaceful encampment protest started Monday at Cal State Channel Islands
Caroline Feraday
/
KCLU
A small peaceful encampment protest started Monday at Cal State Channel Islands

The protest started on Monday.

A handful of tents have been set up on the Cal State Channel Islands campus. One of the student protestors, who called herself B, said that they are calling for divestment at the university in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.

"We are here demanding for our CI president, President Yao, to divest and disclose every relation with Israel," she said.

The students said they are protesting the war in Gaza
Caroline Feraday
/
KCLU
The students said they are protesting the war in Gaza

Another student, who called himself Pluto, says the protest is peaceful.

He said they aren't using their real names for "safety and security purposes."

He also told KCLU that he doesn't feel his safety is at risk at the protest.

"It's not our risk here. You know, there's nobody here that's come with negative intentions. None of us are here with negative intentions. We're here for peace. We're here for prosperity. We're here for community and support and love and solidarity," he said.

Caroline joined KCLU in October 2020. She won LA Press Club's Audio Journalist of the Year Award in 2022 and 2023.

Since joining the station she's won 10 Golden Mike Awards, 5 Los Angeles Press Club Awards, 2 National Arts & Entertainment Awards and a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Writing.

She started her broadcasting career in the UK, in both radio and television for BBC News, 95.8 Capital FM and Sky News and was awarded the Prince Philip Medal for her services to radio and journalism in 2007.

She has lived in California for eleven years and is both an American and British citizen - and a very proud mom to her daughter, Elsie.