Dutton Hall is currently being occupied in a 24-hour sit-in, which began yesterday, to commemorate Nakba Day.
The annual remembrance day commemorates the displacement of Palestinians, that came about following the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948.
About 20 students are present, discussing the Nakba. Walls of the building’s lobby are plastered with small colored signs highlighting phrases in support of Palestine. Another sign outside reads “Building is closed. One day occupation.” Chairs are also blockading the exterior doors of the building.
Students also expressed their disapproval in ASUCD’s recent vote failing Senate Resolution 30, which urged for a divestment from companies that profit from the Palestinian occupation.
— Muna Sadek
EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated for accuracy 05/17/13