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Masks and keffiyehs are radical chic

Pro-Palestinian protests have turned campuses into a political catwalk

14 May 2024

1:30 AM

14 May 2024

1:30 AM

In the past 50 years, not much has changed in terms of protests, with a few notable exceptions. Generally speaking, it is still the same upper-middle-class pastime your affluent friends engage in when the skiing trip to Val d’Isère gets cancelled. You show up at the designated time, collect a ‘down with this sort of thing’ sign, and march ritualistically along a state-approved route and start shouting slogans until you get bored or make out with someone.

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