ANN ARBOR, Mich– Friday, November 17, 2023— During the Global Day of Action for Palestine on Friday, the University of Michigan police arrested 40 students protesting against the University’s role in supporting Israel's genocide in Gaza. The students, who represent a broad multicultural coalition of over 55 campus organizations, sat in University President Santa Ono’s office for 6-hours. They were there to request a meeting to demand that the university divest its endowment, worth $17.9 billion — the ninth largest in the U.S. and one of the largest in the world — of companies profiting from Israel's ongoing crimes against humanity, such as Lockheed Martin and Boeing. For the last month, they had been exhausting every possible administrative option for scheduling this meeting with Ono, and have been repeatedly ignored and dismissed. 
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