First arrest made over UCLA encampment violence

A man not affiliated with the school was arrested by police.

Police have made their first arrest weeks after a pro-Palestinian encampment on campus was attacked by counterprotesters.

An 18-year-old, identified as Edan On and not affiliated with the school, was arrested for felony assault after videos showed him attacking a pro-Palestinian demonstrator with a wooden pole during the April 30 attack.


Driving the news: The attack involved instigators who engaged in violence, leading to at least 15 to 25 injuries according to different sources.

  • CNN reported that On’s mother wrote in Hebrew on Facebook that On went to bully the Palestinian students at UCLA. 
  • Following the attack, a large police presence dismantled the encampment, and the police chief at UCLA has been reassigned pending an examination of security processes.
  • An investigation involving victim and witness interviews, security camera footage, and publicly available videos from media outlets led to the arrest.
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