Green Party Candidate Jill Stein Detained At Campus Anti-Israel Protest

During the anti-Israel protests that raged across American universities over the weekend, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and two members of her campaign staff were detained by police.

The 73-year-old Green Party candidate was one of 100 individuals detained during the anti-Israel protest at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, on Saturday. The demonstration was largely made up of radical leftist college students who were outraged that their university takes money from the military-industrial complex, specifically Boeing, which manufactures weapons used in Israel’s efforts to eliminate the terrorist group Hamas from Gaza.

These radical activists insist that any person or entity even slightly connected to Israel is complicit in “genocide” — ignoring the fact that Gaza is controlled by Hamas terrorists whose goal is to essentially commit genocide in Israel, as evidenced by their previous statements and the massacre of more than 1,000 innocents in Israel on Oct. 7, which prompted Israel’s war in Gaza.

Despite this fact, the anti-Israel activists have been taking over college campuses in support of a total divestment from Israel.

The protests at Washington University reportedly got out of hand over the weekend, resulting in mass arrests. Stein was one of many activists detained during the incident, along with her campaign manager Jason Call and deputy campaign manager Kelly Merrill-Cayer. Stein reportedly got into a fight with law enforcement during the arrest and has been charged with assaulting a police officer.

Call issued a statement about the arrest following the incident, telling Fox News Digital: “The demand from the encampment was specifically for the university to divest from Boeing, which manufactures munitions used in the ongoing genocide against the Palestinian people in Gaza at their nearby St Charles facility. The Stein campaign supports the demands of the students and their peaceful protest and assembly on campus. Student protest for peace and civil liberties has always represented the best part of our collective moral conscience. Solidarity.”

“The Stein campaign supports the demands of the students and their peaceful protest and assembly on campus. Student protest for peace and civil liberties has always represented the best part of our collective moral conscience. Solidarity,” the statement continued.

One day prior, Stein joined in another anti-Israel protest — this time at Columbia University in New York, where activists have created an encampment that they have refused to break up despite threats from the university.

During that event, the radical Green Party candidate once again echoed the left’s calls for the university to divest from a company affiliated with Israel — Microsoft, which supplies computers to the Israel Defense Force (IDF). Stein claimed that Columbia University is writing a “blank check” to finance the war in Gaza because the university’s endowment includes a stake in Microsoft.

Stein’s arrest follows a nationwide rise in anti-Israel protests, many of which have devolved into outright antisemitism and support for Hamas.

In response, many Americans who either support Israel or support anti-interventionism have demanded that the federal government withhold federal funds from universities that allow Jewish students to be threatened on campus by these radical activists.