IP - Over 100 protesters were arrested Tuesday at Columbia University and City College of New York, according to a law enforcement official.

Iran Press/America: Columbia University property, including Hamilton Hall, was cleared two hours after officers entered the campus to remove people protesting Israel's war in Gaza. The university has asked NYPD to maintain its presence on campus until May 17.

Columbia has been the epicenter, but protests have been roiling universities across the country, with administrations taking different approaches to the encampments that have sprouted up in support of the Palestinian cause, CNN reported.

Protests on college campuses surrounding the Israel-Hamas war continued on Tuesday, stretching into their second week – just as many universities wrap up the spring semester and prepare for graduation ceremonies in the coming weeks.

Some schools — like Yale and Brown — have cleared encampments on campus, while chaos has engulfed other schools. Classes were canceled at UNC Chapel Hill, where dozens of students were detained, and at least five protesters were arrested at Florida State University.

A lead student negotiator for protesters at Columbia University has told CNN that protests will continue on the campus despite the school's request for a police presence.

He said that since negotiations between student protesters and the Columbia University administration began two weeks ago, the university has not viewed them as an anti-war movement. 

NYPD swarmed the university Tuesday night after the university authorized them to go into the campus to clear out a building being occupied by protesters. CNN has witnessed dozens of arrests.