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SQUAD FLIPOUT! AOC, Tlaib Upset Over Omar's Daughter's Arrest, 'Appalling!'

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.19.24

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) are furious over the arrest of fellow squad member Ilhan Omar’s daughter for protesting for Palestine at Columbia University in NYC.

The squad members shared their frustrations on X.

“What is going on here @BarnardCollege @Columbia? How does a student with no disciplinary record suddenly get to a suspension less than 24 hours after a nonviolent protest?” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted alongside a post from Omar’s daughter, Isra Hirsi, detailing her suspension.

“What merits asymmetric crackdowns on Palestinian human rights protests?”


Tlaib weighed in, tweeting, “From UM to Vanderbilt to USC to Columbia, students across our country are being retaliated against for using their constitutional rights to protest genocide. It’s appalling.”

From The New York Post:

Hirsi, a Barnard College junior, was among the 108 protestors nabbed after Columbia President Minouche Shafik “authorized” the NYPD to move in and clear out the tent city encampment on the Ivy League’s Morningside campus.

She was slapped with trespassing summonses and a suspension from the Columbia-affiliated Barnard College.

Footage taken by The Post showed the moment NYPD officers clad in riot helmets cuffed Hirsi and then led her into an NYC Corrections bus.

She was later cut loose from jail around 9 p.m. Thursday, but refused to comment to The Post about her arrest.

More over at The New York Post:

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