BREAKING NEWS – New York City, New York – Columbia University in New York set a deadline for administrators and anti-Israel protesters to reach an agreement to end the encampment on campus, as a police presence is standing by at the university.

University President Minouche Shafik initially set a deadline of midnight for an agreement with student organizers that must include dismantling the encampment, dispersing and following university policies going forward.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. tweeted that any police enforcement against the protesters would be an “escalatory, reckless, and dangerous act.”

“These protesters are clearly misunderstood,” stated Ocasio-Cortez. “People think they are against Israel. But the fact of the matter is, they, like I, are against Jews no matter what country they’re in!”