Two file lawsuit over anti-Semitic demonstrations


Two Jewish students are suing the UC system for what they say are violent and hostile anti-Semitic campaigns.

At issue is the annual Apartheid Week at several campuses, including UC Berkeley, where students staged an Israeli checkpoint, armed themselves with mock guns and carried out arrests of people pretending to be Palestinians.

The plaintiffs say they have been spat on and physically attacked.

The demonstrations are organized by two student groups that are funded by an activities fee.

A UC Berkeley spokesperson rejected the claims of the lawsuit and added that the university is "obligated by law and the Constitution to consider and respect every individual's right to free expression, even when it causes discomfort for others."

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