U.S. Sens. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) and Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) came out forcefully on Monday to condemn the recent wave of anti-Israel protests popping up at universities across the nation.

For days at prominent college campuses across the United States, students and others have gathered in protest against Israel in the escalating hostilities in the Middle East.

At Yale University in New Haven, Conn., dozens of protestors were apprehended by police Monday morning after blocking traffic.

Similarly, at Columbia University in New York City, hundreds of protestors also blocked traffic and set up a campsite. After hundreds of students were arrested for the campsite, students from other universities and others set up another encampment to protest their arrest.

Columbia University President Minouche Shafik announced on Monday that the school would cancel all in-person classes while denouncing “antisemitic language” and “intimidating and harassing behavior.”

An Israeli professor at the Columbia School of Business claimed that he was prohibited from entering the campus since police could not guarantee his safety.

Tuberville responded, showing disgust that these actions took place on the Jewish holiday of Passover.

Likewise, Britt condemned the protests, calling for the passage of the Stop Anti-Semitism on College Campuses Act, which would rescind federal funding for colleges that promote anti-semitism on their campuses.

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