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Live Feed: Scores turn out to support divestment from Israel

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LSA sophomore Fatima Chowdhury holds up a sign during the Central Student Government meeting in the Rogel Ballroom Tuesday. Buy this photo

BY DAILY STAFF

Published March 18, 2014

The University's Central Student Government is considering a resolution that calls for the University to disinvest from corporations that supporters of the resolution say "facilitate the violation of Palestinian human rights."

Many backers of the resolution and the #UMDivest movement filled the Rogel Ballroom of the Michigan Union Tuesday evening to show their support for the initiative. The CSG has limited the student speakers at the meeting to five in favor of the resolution and five against, though most students attending the meeting appeared to favor divestment.

The audience includes members of Students Allied for Freedom and Equality, which organized a mock eviction campaign in December to draw attention to Israeli settlements and Palestinian evictions from East Jerusalem.

A list of student organizations that support the divestment initiative was included in a viewpoint published in The Michigan Daily on Tuesday. The list, and the viewpoint, can be viewed here

This is a developing story check Michigandaily.com for updates.

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