Students launch encampment at McGill University

Several students have launched an encampment at McGill University as they call on the institution to cut financial ties with Israel.

Images shared on social media show protesters joining hands in a circle around several tents that appear to have been set up on Saturday.

Protesters shouted “Divest now” and “Free Palestine.” Posters circulating online state students from McGill and Concordia University are participating in the event to send the message to university administration that students “refuse to let their universities be complicit in genocide.”

The encampment resembles those in several U.S. cities in recent days with anti-war protests ramping up on university campuses calling for an end to the massacre of civilians in Gaza.

This is a developing story and will be updated.