Columbia University graduate rips apart diploma in anti-Israel protest

A video has emerged of a Columbia University anti-Israel protester ripping apart their diploma after walking across the stage for a recent commencement ceremony at the school. 

The incident happened during Columbia's School of Social Work Graduation Ceremony on Friday. 

A livestream of the event broadcast by the Ivy League university first showed a student walking across the stage while wearing handcuffs and a kaffiyeh scarf commonly worn by Palestinians. 

Once the student was handed her diploma, she then ripped it up in front of the audience, drawing cheers from her colleagues. 

"Columbia graduate rips up their diploma on stage in protest against Columbia University’s complicity in the genocide of Palestinians," the group Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine wrote on Instagram. 

Columbia University cancelled its main commencement ceremony earlier this month following anti-Israel protests on campus. 

The school said "we will focus our resources on those school ceremonies and on keeping them safe, respectful, and running smoothly." 

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