Student protestors watched by snipers as police enter pro-Palestine camps

Barricades have been made of ply wood and miscellaneous materials (Picture: Reuters)

A second night of violence has been unleashed on the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) as police descended on a pro-Palestine encampment.

Students have been fortifying their barricades in preparation for another night of conflict as they attempt to hold their ground as sign of protest.

Those within the walls of the encampment are wearing helmets, goggles and prepping medical aide – with student doctors reportedly on site to help.

Los Angeles Police have reportedly made a dispersal announcement to protestors in the encampment, before entering the camp. After a tense standoff with protestors, they seem to have retreated.

Those within the walls of the encampment were heard chanting ‘We’re not leaving!’ and ‘Shame on you LAPD’ in response to the dispersal order, which has threatened those inside with arrest.

Earlier reports appeared to show snipers on surrounding buildings near the encampment – identified by as being in Royce Hall, next to the square where protestors are gathered.

The protests on UCLA campus have been going on for weeks (Picture: Reuters)

Security footage appears to show LAPD snipers taking positions on roofs (Picture: X)

Students have been (Picture: Reuters)

A California Highway Patrol helicopter is currently circling the campus, from which announcements are being made.

The Daily Bruin, UCLA’s student paper, is reporting live from the ground and said earlier: ‘A medic in the encampment said LAPD told medical staff in the area to be prepared by 1 a.m.’

Yesterday, violent scenes began unfolding at UCLA – with footage showing a protestor being hit by a wooden pallet someone threw at him.

More than 1,000 protesters have been arrested over the last two weeks on university campuses in Texas, Utah, Virginia, North Carolina, New Mexico, Connecticut, Louisiana, California and New Jersey.

The reasons behind the protest vary slightly, but overall agree that the US should end military support to Israel.

Some university students, such as those at Columbia, are demanding their schools sever any financial ties to Israel and other companies involved directly in the conflict.

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