UC Irvine issues alert after pro-Palestinian protest escalates on campus – NBC Los Angeles

The University of California in Irvine sent out an alert advising students to avoid the area after a pro-Palestinian protest on campus escalated Wednesday.

According to campus police, 200 protesters closed off the Physical Science Lecture Hall, prompting the closure of the area surrounding the encampment.

“zotALERT: Protest has escalated near Physical Science Quad. Avoid the area. If you are in the area shelter in place for your safety until further notice,” UCI said in a post on their Instagram story.

No classes are currently in session and there are no classes planned for the day, campus police said.

Campus police requested help from law enforcement, but Irvine police said this incident is up to the campus to handle and said they are at specific perimeter spots to assist.

Buildings adjacent to the lecture hall have also been placed on locked down.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.

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