Dr. Tiffany Willoughby-Herard arrested at University California Irvine

Dr. Tiffany Willoughby-Herard arrested at University California Irvine

American police arrested Dr. Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, professor at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), for joining the student sit-in supporting Palestine on campus. Video on social media platforms showed that American police stormed the location of the student sit-in at the University of California campus and arrested several participants.

Among those arrested was Dr. Willoughby-Herard, an Associate Professor in the Global and International Studies Department. She was thrown down, her hands handcuffed behind her back. Another clip documented Dr. Willoughby-Herard’s statements on her way to the police station. When a television channel asked her if she was worried about risking her job, she replied, ‘We cannot have a foreign policy of genocide in a democratic country.’

She added, “These young people are the ones who have to fight against these terrible decisions that the police officers are making here today. What job do I have if the students don’t have a future?”