Pro-Palestinian UMichigan students protest Kamala Harris visit, hurl slurs

A group of pro-Palestinian students at UMichigan chanted anti-Semitic slogans at Vice President Kamala Harris when she visited the campus in Ann Arbor on Thursday. 

Students flew Palestinian flags and chanted, “Kamala, Kamala, you can’t hide, you’re committing genocide,” outside the auditorium where Harris spoke about the state of climate policy, student activism and environmental justice across the United States.

They also chanted “from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” and “not another nickel, not another dime, no more money for Israel’s crimes.”

The group Students Allied for Freedom and Equality said it had problems with U.S. military aid to Israel given by the Biden administration in the amount of $3.8 billion.

Complicit

“The Biden-Harris administration, much like its predecessors…is complicit in the erasure of the Palestinian people and their homeland,” a leader in the group said in footage shared on Twitter.

Before Harris arrived, a group spokesperson said, “Time and time again, Kamala Harris has proven herself a detriment to the marginalized communities she claims to represent.”

A Jewish connection

Besides the Biden administration’s support for Israel, Harris’s husband Doug Emhoff is Jewish.

Back in September 2021, Harris got pushback after she defended a student at George Mason University in Virginia who accused Israel of ethnic genocide during an event to encourage younger voter registration.

“Your voice, your perspective, your experience, your truth cannot be suppressed, and it must be heard,” she said to the student.

She later had to disavow her comments, which were perceived as supporting the student’s viewpoint.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel David M. Friedman tweeted about the comments, “Shameful. There is truth and there are lies. No one is entitled to their personal truth. This attack on Israel is simply a lie and VPOTUS should have called that out.”