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Published Time: 13.05.2024 - 12:40:26 Modified Time: 13.05.2024 - 12:40:26

Figures in robes and caps waving Palestinian flags file out of Duke University commencement ceremony that US comedian spoke at Dozens of students walked out of Duke University’s commencement ceremony on Sunday to protest its guest speaker, comedian Jerry Seinfeld, over his support for Israel

Figures in robes and caps waving Palestinian flags file out of Duke University commencement ceremony that US comedian spoke at

Dozens of students walked out of Duke University’s commencement ceremony on Sunday to protest its guest speaker, comedian Jerry Seinfeld, over his support for Israel.

Figures in robes and caps, some waving Palestinian flags, were seen filing out of crowds of graduates assembled on the grass in the North Carolina University’s football stadium.

The video also showed several attendees leaving the viewing stands, including a person wearing a keffiyeh, which can be an emblem of solidarity with the Palestinian cause.

Others shouted “Jerry! Jerry!” as the actor received an honorary degree, and Seinfeld delivered his speech without major interruptions.

“A lot of you are thinking, ‘I can’t believe they invited this guy.’ Too late,” he said, after vowing to “defend” the concept of privilege.

: AP/Bill Snead

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