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Auraria put on lockdown as police respond to campus

Auraria put on lockdown as police respond to campus

DENVER (KDVR) — The Auraria Campus was placed on lockdown on Monday afternoon as police responded to the area, which has been the site of pro-Palestine protests for weeks.

Auraria Campus posted an “emergency alert” at 4:44 p.m. “due to police activity at Student Commons Building” and said the campus was placed on lockdown. A post at 5:02 p.m. said it was “due to a trespass issue” in the building.

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People were asked to avoid the area.

The campus has been the site of a pro-Palestine encampment in recent weeks, where students have demonstrated around the campus and occupied buildings in protest of the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza. Dozens have faced arrest and more have been issued summonses because of the demonstrations.

SkyFOX is headed to the scene as FOX31 works to confirm what is happening. Check back here and on FOX31 News at 5 p.m. for updates.

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