Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News)- Several buildings at the University of Minnesota in Twin Cities are closed for a second day amid an ongoing Pro-Palestinian encampment on the university’s Minneapolis campus. 

Demonstrations started last week at the U of M when nine people were arrested for setting up an encampment.

The Twin Cities campus is one of many around the country seeing pro-palestinian protests and encampments. 

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The University of Minnesota Department of Public Safety issued an alert Monday  that announced the 2 p.m. closure of the following buildings:

  • Coffman Union. 
  • Weisman Museum 
  • Hasselmo Hall 
  • Ford Hall 
  • Vincent Murphy Hall 
  • Tate Lab Morrill Hall 
  • Northrop Auditorium 
  • Johnston Hall 
  • Walter Library 
  • Smith Hall 
  • Kolthoff Hall

All other buildings on the U of M’s east campus are only accessible by U cards, the alert says. U of M authorities announced the building closures Tuesday morning. 

University of Minnesota Department of Public Safety
University of Minnesota Department of Public Safety

The U is also asking employees who are able to work remotely to do so. Essential on campus workers are being asked to contact their supervisors to see if they are needed on the campus on Tuesday. 

The building closures follow the establishment of an encampment organized by a group called UMN Divest, which is calling on the University of Minnesota to divest from Israel. 

Authorities issued two dispersal warnings for the encampment Monday night, however the encampment remains in place as of Tuesday morning.

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