Duke students walk out of Jerry Seinfeld graduation speech in Gaza protest

Dozens leave university commencement ceremony to protest comedian, who has vocally supported Israel since 7 October

Dozens of students walked out of Duke University’s commencement ceremony on Sunday as some chanted “free Palestine” to protest its guest speaker, the comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who has supported Israel throughout the war in Gaza.

Figures in robes and caps, some waving Palestinian flags, filed out of crowds of graduates assembled on the grass in the North Carolina university’s football stadium.

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