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Man, 18, arrested for alleged assault on UCLA pro-Palestinian protesters

Man, 18, arrested for alleged assault on UCLA pro-Palestinian protesters



An 18-year-old man accused of attacking a pro-Palestinian encampment at UCLA was behind bars on Friday, May 24.

Edan On was arrested in Beverly Hills on Thursday by the UCLA Police Department and booked on suspicion of assault with a lethal weapon, a felony, and was being held on $30,000 bail, in line with campus police and jail information, which point out he was within the males’s central jail in downtown Los Angeles.

“Detectives interviewed witnesses and victims and reviewed security-camera footage from the pro-Palestinian demonstration to establish the suspect, who was not affiliated with the campus and was allegedly amongst a gaggle who violently attacked college students, college and workers April 30, in line with a press release from the UCLA Police Department.

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On was recognized by CNN final week as a counter-protester carrying a white hoodie and a masks in a video displaying him repeatedly hitting a pro-Palestinian protester with the pole.

“The UCLA Police Department is dedicated to investigating all reported acts of violence and is actively working to establish the opposite perpetrators of violence related to any protest or counter-protest actions between April 25, 2024 and May 2, 2024,” the division acknowledged.

“Attending commencement is a privilege, and we count on our college students to uphold the very best requirements of habits to take part on this vital milestone,” Beverly Hills Unified School District Superintendent Michael Bregy instructed ABC7.

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Campus Police Chief John Thomas was faraway from his put up and reassigned after he was criticized for safety failures that led to violence at a pro-Palestinian encampment. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block was interrogated by members of Congress on Thursday over his dealing with of complaints concerning campus antisemitism.

Earlier this month, greater than 200 individuals have been arrested at UCLA as police took down an encampment.

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