Dead­line to remove encamp­ment at Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty report­ed­ly extend­ed until Wednes­day morn­ing

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The dead­line to remove pro-Pales­tin­ian sup­port­ers from the encamp­ment at Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty has been extend­ed until 8 a.m., accord­ing to a report from WCKR-FM, the stu­dent-run radio sta­tion of Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty. 
Accord­ing to the New York Times, the orig­i­nal dead­line was Wednes­day at 12:00 a.m., which the uni­ver­si­ty set late Tues­day. After the dead­line, the New York Police Depart­ment was sup­posed to begin remov­ing pro­tes­tors from the area, accord­ing to reports.
Colum­bia announced it was in dis­cus­sions with encamp­ment orga­niz­ers and lead­ers to estab­lish a dead­line for its removal, the New York Times report­ed. The uni­ver­si­ty declared it would use “alter­na­tive options” to clear the protest area after the dead­line passed, accord­ing to reports. How­ev­er, after mid­night on Wednes­day, no action was appar­ent­ly tak­en.
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