Police arrest 25 protesters at UCLA after new encampment declared illegal

Police arrested 25 protesters in support of the Palestinian cause and broke up an encampment declared illegal at UCLA Monday night, a month after officers broke up a weekslong encampment there and arrested hundreds.

The UCLA Police Department said in a statement early Tuesday that about 150 protesters remained at the scene and accused activists of vandalizing university property and disrupting final exams, which are taking place this week.

There has been a flaring of tension on major U.S. college campuses in recent days, weeks after police moved to break up protests across the country, from New York to California, arresting more than 2,000 people.

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