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Jewish students at Cooper Union College in New York City were forced to lock themselves inside the library on Wednesday as a mob of anti-Israeli protesters blocked the doors.

Footage posted on social media showed the students in the library as a large crowd of anti-Israeli protesters bang on the doors.

About 40 minutes later, security escorted the students out of the building via a tunnel.

Former US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman shared the footage and wrote on X, “Cooper Union students locked in a room for their own protection against protesting Hamas supporters. Eventually escorted out by police through a rear exit. This is happening now, in New York, in 2023.”