Statement in Support of Columbia Students and NLG Legal Observers

April 18, 2024

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) expresses solidarity with the students of Columbia University, who are currently exercising their First Amendment rights through a sit-in at their school. The NLG fully supports the students’ demands for Columbia University to stop aiding the State of Israel in its genocide against Palestinians. The NLG also condemns the arrest of Legal Observers who were lawfully documenting police interactions and demands their immediate release.  

The NLG stands in solidarity with all people resisting imperialist oppression and condemns the egregious abuses of human rights occurring in occupied Palestine. The violent actions taken by Columbia University and the New York City Police Department are attacks on the First Amendment rights of the students, and show where the university and city stand in the face of ongoing genocide.

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