Seinfeld speech at Duke commencement prompts walkout protesting his support for Israel

Published on 13 May 2024 11:32:39 AM

Dozens of students walked out of Duke University's commencement ceremony on Sunday (May 12) as some chanted "free Palestine" to protest its guest speaker, comedian Jerry Seinfeld, for supporting Israel throughout the war in Gaza.

The walkout was the latest manifestation of protests that have roiled U.S. campuses as students call for universities to divest from arms suppliers and other companies profiting from the war and amnesty for students and faculty members who have been disciplined or fired for protesting.