IP - Iraqi cleric, Moqtada Sadr on Saturday expressed his support for pro-Palestinian encampments at universities in the United States and called for an end to police action against them.

Iran Press/ West Asia: "We call for a halt to the crackdown on voices advocating for peace and freedom," Sadr said in a statement.

"The voice of American universities demanding an end to Zionist terrorism is our voice."

Protests and encampments have taken place at campuses across the United States, Israel's largest military supplier.

Student protesters say they are expressing solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza, where the death toll since October 7 is at least 34,400 people, according to the health ministry in Gaza

In response to the growing protests, police have carried out large-scale arrests across the country, at times using chemical irritants and Tasers to disperse activists.


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