Update: 5 Arrested at Ohio University Student Senate Meeting Following President’s Anti-Israel Demonstration

On Monday, I wrote about how Ohio University Student Senate president Megan Marzec turned an ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” into a grossly inappropriate, self-centered demonstration against Israel. On Wednesday, at least five people were arrested at a Student Senate’s weekly meeting, in which outraged students called on Marzec to resign.

It’s funny how Marzec and her ilk consider supporters of Israel a bunch of fascists – but the so-called fascists are the only ones being whisked away in handcuffs for speaking their minds. While members of Bobcats for Israel were hauled down to the police station, Marzec ran to the media to whine about “death threats.” (Personally, I’d feel more threatened by armed law enforcement officers than by idiots making threats via Facebook.)


Ohio University Police Department Chief Andrew Powers told The Post that five students were arrested at Wednesday night’s Student Senate meeting in Walter Hall.

OUPD officers escorted Bobcats for Israel President Becky Sebo out of the Student Senate meeting Wednesday night.

Rabbi Danielle LeShaw, who went with the arrested students to OUPD’s station, told The Post they were charged with a fourth degree misdemeanor for disrupting a public meeting.

In Ohio, if convicted, such a charge can carry a maximum sentence of up to 30 days in in jail, and a $250 fine.

“It could take hours” before they’re released, she told The Post. She declined to comment on the meeting and what transpired there….

Student Senate President Megan Marzec was emphatic in her support of Palestine at the meeting. “I will never apologize for standing with the people of Palestine,” she said.

I’m sure Marzec will become Queen for a Day at Ohio University, showered with attention and praised by left-wing faculty for her “courage,” and touted in student media as a “victim.” Meanwhile, the truly courageous students are sitting in jail for right now. Good for Bobcats for Israel for going against the grain and taking an unpopular stance – even when it meant being arrested. They’re the heroes of this story, not Megan Marzec.

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