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Revisiting the protest movements at the University of Texas

Protests have been a century-long tradition at UT-Austin, and The Daily Texan, the student newspaper, has faithfully covered and recorded these significant historical events.

Pro-Palestinian supporters chant as law enforcement begins to remove demonstrators from an encampment set up in support of Palestine on UT campus Monday, April 29, 2024, in Austin.

1944: The first recorded protest

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1969: The Battle of Waller Creek 

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1970: Police force at protests

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1980s: Pro-Palestinian movement on campus

1999: A successful movement

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2012: Establishing the camping ban

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2024 protests

Protesters gather near a police line during a student demonstration in support of Palestine on the University of Texas campus Wednesday, April 24, 2024, in Austin.

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