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Anti-Israel student protesters at Ohio’s CWRU painted over after refusing to move for contractor

A contractor employed to cowl up anti-Israel vandalism at Ohio’s Case Western Reserve University refused to let protesters get in the way in which of his job — opting, as an alternative, to merely paint proper over them once they declined to move.

The unidentified employee was filmed spraying the defiant protesters with white paint as they tried to block him from protecting up their pro-Palestine graffiti on the Cleveland campus’ “Spirit Wall” early Tuesday morning.

A clip being shared broadly on social media confirmed the painter — who college officers described as a “third-party contractor” — inching nearer to the demonstrators as he slowly lined up the vandalism.

A contractor hired to cover up anti-Israel vandalism at Ohio's Case Western Reserve University was filmed spraying over protesters who refused to move.
A contractor employed to cowl up anti-Israel vandalism at Ohio’s Case Western Reserve University was filmed spraying over protesters who refused to move. Instagram/cwru_sjp

When the protesters refused to get out of the way in which and rapidly donned protecting face masks, the painter then hit them with the paint.

CWRU President Eric W. Kaler ordered the clear up after condemning what he described as “threatening, intimidating and antisemitic” language scrawled throughout two campus partitions.

“I strongly condemn the language posted yesterday on the advocacy wall, and want to reiterate to our entire community that such language — no matter to whom it is directed — will not be tolerated on our campus,” he mentioned in a press release.

The unidentified worker was filmed spraying the defiant protesters with white paint as they tried to block him from covering up their pro-Palestine graffiti.
The unidentified employee was filmed spraying the defiant protesters with white paint as they tried to block him from protecting up their pro-Palestine graffiti. Instagram/cwru_sjp

“After defacing the advocacy wall, later in the evening, the protesters painted the spirit wall … with language that was less threatening but still intimidating to some in our community.” 

In the wake of the portray saga, the CWRU’s Students for Justice in Palestine group decried the incident, arguing the scholars had been “assaulted.”

Kaler issued a comply with up assertion saying he, too, was “disturbed” by the footage.

CWRU President Eric W. Kaler ordered the clean up after condemning what he described as "threatening, intimidating and antisemitic" language scrawled across two campus walls.
CWRU President Eric W. Kaler ordered the clear up after condemning what he described as “threatening, intimidating and antisemitic” language scrawled throughout two campus partitions. JVP Cleveland/Instagram

“Let me be clear: No students — or any individuals — should ever be treated this way, especially on a campus where our core values center on providing a safe, welcoming environment,” Kaler mentioned.

“This is not who we are as an institution, and I am deeply sorry this ever occurred,” in a press release.

“The university will continue to fully investigate these actions and hold individuals responsible for this behavior, including the failure of our own officers to intervene,” he added.

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