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A group called Iowa City Students for Justice in Palestine is planning a three-day protest in support for student Palestine.

The goal is to “stand in solidarity with student encampments and show the University of Iowa we won’t back down.”

The event will be from noon until 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It will be held at the Pentacrest.

Camping at the Pentacrest is prohibited, according to the University of Iowa’s Use of Campus Outdoor Space policy.

4. Equipment. Camping is strictly prohibited, and no tent, hut, table, platform, vehicle, booth, kiosk, or similar object or structure shall be placed or erected on the Pentacrest except as expressly approved by the Campus Events Committee (Outdoor Space) in connection with an authorized group event or activity.

The Iowa Standard contacted the University of Iowa to ask if such approval has been given, but has not received a response.

According to an article in The Daily Iowan, the University of Iowa requires student organizations to reserve the space for rallies. Student organizations are categorized as an “eligible group to reserve the Pentacrest.”

However, Iowa City Students for Justice in Palestine is not an official student organization.


  1. Why do we allow pro-Hamas terrorists to riot in Iowa? Oh, that’s right! We allow Baphomet freedom of religion at the Capitol so why not allow murderous terrorists and their whiny little children to riot at the old Capitol?


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