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How It’s Done: Another NC University Plays No Games, Reveals Why Pro-Hamas Encampment Was Quickly Cleared

On Thursday, we brought you the story behind what led to the arrests and clearing of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) pro-Hamas encampment, information that didn’t get much more than a passing mention in local media reports likely due to the fact that it totally disrupted their narratives about how the agitators were supposedly just “peacefully protesting.”

In it, we referenced a lengthy statement from campus administrators who confirmed that contrary to what protesters and sympathetic faculty members would like you to believe, the “peaceful protesters” were in fact not peaceful protesters, and were “willing to escalate their tactics to the point of putting everyone in danger.”

READ: What the MSM Would Rather You Not Know About Why the UNC-Chapel Hill ‘Peaceful Protesters’ Were Arrested

I’m immensely pleased to report that another North Carolina university took similar actions this week when an encampment went up on their campus, unapologetically explaining in the aftermath exactly why they did it and how they would proceed going forward with any further attempts to establish another encampment.

The tents that went up at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) were only up for a few days before campus police, with Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers on standby, went in to clear it.  Before we get to UNCC’s statement, here’s what went down on Tuesday. Note in the one video clip how the Palestinian flag on the “Self Made Man” statue was thrown to the ground by police officers after it was removed:

We also learned that day from campus police that most of what they found outside of personal belongings would be sent to the dump.

Queen City News reporter Sydney Heiberberger tweeted that the encampment came down “QUICK” once they got started in the early morning hours on Tuesday:

We asked one UNC Charlotte Police Officer where they were taking the encampment. They said the majority of it is going to the dump, but personal belongings like keys and wallets will be taken to lost and found. 
The quad is now completely cleared. That was QUICK.

The very next day, the Usual Suspects held a press conference and decried their allegedly awful treatment by administrators and police, claiming that suspensions were handed out and that “UNCC’s actions are making everyone less safe.”

UNCC issued two statements after the encampment was cleared, with the first saying that the actions taken by some of the protesters were “not free speech” and that “they disrupt campus operations and pose a threat to campus safety.”

The second one went into far more detail, and sent a signal to those who were considering putting up another encampment and disrupting the education of other students that it would not be tolerated. Not surprisingly, UNCC pointed out that the “peaceful protesters” the media keeps telling us about were not peaceful after all despite UNCC’s attempts to try and work with them. Perhaps even worse was what they did with a mattress:

In the aftermath of the dispersal, various concerning items were discovered, including knives, box cutters, a collection of baseball-sized rocks, and a mattress that was used to collect and store feces.
Even after the removal of the encampment and associated items, the protestors persisted in disregarding policy-defined boundaries. Despite being offered a dedicated space for their protest activities, they chose to march across campus during final exams, using megaphones near academic buildings and impeding traffic on public streets, without regard to any disruption they caused. Some of the participants in the May 7 protest were individuals who had been trespassed from campus.
The University will always uphold free speech regardless of the viewpoint being expressed. There are thousands of members of the UNC Charlotte community with diverse and deeply held views about the issues the protestors purport to advance. Our community should be able to hold and express those views without facing intimidation, disruption, and exclusion from the campus where they work, learn, and live. UNC Charlotte will continue to take all necessary steps to preserve the rights of those not protesting to do their work and pursue their education.

In other words, FAFO.

It’s sad to say but at this point, any parent reviewing higher education institution possibilities for their teenagers needs to also research how these places respond to these types of protests and how/when/if they draw lines on what will and will not be tolerated.  Needless to say, if their approaches are like Columbia’s, which was to turn control over to the occupiers, it is best they be avoided.

Related–>> Go Gators: Statement From University of Florida After Arrest of Campus Occupiers Was Perfection

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