BOSTON (WHDH) - People gathered in protest at Emerson College Sunday night, setting up camp to protest against the war in Gaza. Emerson’s is just one of many demonstrations happening in Boston and across the country demanding their schools take action to stop the conflict in the Middle East.

Emerson students were gathered on Boylston Place, just off Boston Common, with signs and flags Monday morning, representing a group named “Students for Justice in Palestine”.

A similar group set up an encampment at M.I.T. over the weekend, calling for the end of what they call “the occupation of Palestine.” Another encampment is being set up at Tufts University in Medford. Protestors said they want action from their universities.

“We are strong and we are Emerson College, and I think together, this community that we’re developing right here, is massively important for the moment and the movement that’s going on right now,” Emerson student Owen Buxton said.

These groups said they stand in solidarity with pro-Palestinian demonstrators at Columbia University, where more than 100 people have been arrested in recent days and where a stark warning was given to Jewish students Sunday when they were told to stay home for their own safety by a school-affiliated rabbi.

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, a Columbia University alumnus, said in a statement that he is “no longer confident that Columbia can protect its students and staff and I am not comfortable supporting the university until corrective action is taken.”

At Harvard, in anticipation of students protesting and camping out, the administration restricted access to Harvard Yard.

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