UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk expressed alarm at the severe actions taken by US law enforcement agencies against demonstrators showing solidarity with Gaza Strip residents.

“Freedom of expression and the right to peaceful protest are fundamental in our society, particularly concerning contentious issues like the conflict in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel,” he stated.

Türk also emphasized the unacceptable nature of antisemitic and anti-Arab remarks. “Incitement to violence and the spread of hatred are entirely unacceptable. Dangerous rhetoric has the potential to incite action,” he added.