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Cynthia Nixon Joins Icelandic Student Protest

Students were joined in their protest in support of Palestine outside the University of Iceland yesterday by Sex and the City actress and former candidate for Governor of New York Cynthia Nixon, Stöð 2 reports.

Powerful movement

The Icelandic students had teamed up with American counterparts to erect a camp on the field in front of the university in downtown Reykjavík to support U.S. and international student protestors campaigning for a free Palestine.

“We were just touring around the city and we heard about the protest so we wanted to come take a look and take off our hats to the students,” Nixon said. “I think that they’re aware also of what’s been happening in different campuses in the U.S. It’s really exploding and we’re all just trying to do what we can and I think this movement of young people is very, very powerful.”

Election pressure

The actress has been outspoken about Israel’s actions in Gaza and joined a number of celebrities in supporting South Africa’s genocide case against Israel before the International Court of Justice. When asked by a Stöð 2 reporter on whether authorities cared about the student protests, Nixon said that the students’ pressure would be important with an election approaching in the U.S.

“I think they need to care because it’s such a terrible wrong but I think they need to care also because there’s an election coming up for president in November,” Nixon said. “I for one do not want to see Donald Trump re-elected, but Joe Biden has to do better.

The protest outside the University of Iceland ended when police arrived at the scene and asked the students to take down the camp.

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