BOSTON (WHDH) - Pro-Palestinian protesters gathered on Boston Common near the Emerson College campus on Wednesday afternoon, placing sticky notes on a school administration building.

Approximately 200 demonstrators crowded around the intersection of Boylston and Tremont streets, and then in front of the school’s Ansin Building, calling on the college to announce divestments from the State of Israel.

“We’re all here to fight for the same thing and to finally recognize that our demands and what we’re asking of our institutions intersect,” said Sadia Abohussien, an Emerson College student.

Some students blocked 7News cameras with pro-Palestinian signs. Wednesday’s protest has since dispersed.

“Emerson is a college that the students keep open with our tuition money,” Abohussien said. “We want Emerson to divest from Israel, divest from all connections to the Israeli occupation, and in that sense, divest from genocide.”

Last week, 118 protesters were arrested and an encampment was cleared from the Boylston Place alley on Emerson’s campus.

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