This week the LSESU Palestine Society is organising the annual event Israeli Apartheid Week which seeks to “educate people about the nature of Israel as an apartheid system”. Whilst peacefully re-enacting an Israeli checkpoint and talking to students about the issue, a small group of organised individuals ran towards members of the LSESU Palestine Society and threw water bombs which hit several students and knocked over property of the Palestine Society. As a result a physical altercation broke out between individuals at the scene. LSE Security were at the scene instantly.
The Students’ Union believes in the right to peaceful protest but condemns the violence. The safety and welfare of students is of the utmost importance and the Union will be investigating the matter immediately in conjunction with the School.