KKE leader in New York backs Columbia student protesters

Independent student workers supporting Palestinians hold a march at the main campus as protests continue at Columbia University, during the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in New York City, US, Thursday [Caitlin Ochs/Reuters]

The leader of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) has used a visit to New York to express his solidarity with students at Columbia University protesting in opposition to Israel's war in Gaza.

Dimitris Koutsoubas, who is leading a KKE delegation on a ten day-long tour of Canada and the US the visit to the US and Canada until Saturday, visited the university on Friday.

"We are here at Columbia to express our solidarity with the students who are fighting for freedom in Palestine, to stop this barbaric, unjust war, the genocide of the Palestinian people," he said.

"This has turned into a major student uprising that already embraces dozens of universities across the US and thousands of students are on the streets in solidarity, also in Europe," he said, adding that the wave of protests across the US has "fascinated" him.

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