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In Brazil, pro-Palestinian protest leads to injury and arrest at pro-Israel speaker’s lecture

Updated: Aug 22, 2023

BY MARCUS M. GILBAN | JEWISH TELEGRAPHIC AGENCY | AUGUST 16, 2023

Andre Lajst leads the Brazil chapter of StandWithUs, a Zionist advocacy organization. (Courtesy of StandWithUs Brazil)

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — Pro-Palestinian protesters injured a university employee while demonstrating against a lecture speaker who heads the Brazilian chapter of a pro-Israel advocacy group.


Andre Lajst, the director of StandWithUs Brazil, was speaking about ways that Israeli technologies could help develop the Amazon region at the Federal University of Amazonas in Manaus on Thursday when protesters clashed with security and other university employees outside the lecture auditorium.


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