Pro-palestinian students rally at UNAM in mexico city, calling for solidarity.

Pro-Palestinian students from Mexico’s largest university gathered in a show of solidarity with counterparts in the United States, setting up camp outside the National Autonomous University of Mexico’s (UNAM) headquarters in Mexico City.

With flags raised high and chanting “Long live free Palestine,” the students urged the Mexican government to sever diplomatic and commercial ties with Israel.

“We stand here to show our support for Palestine, its people, and our fellow students in the United States,” declared Valentino Pino, a 19-year-old philosophy student.

Jimena Rosas, 21, expressed hope that the protest would ignite a chain reaction, spreading to universities across the nation. “Once UNAM starts moving, other universities should follow suit,” she asserted.

Recent weeks have witnessed pro-Palestinian demonstrations across dozens of U.S. universities, often resulting in clashes and counter-protests.

Meanwhile, tensions persist in the Gaza conflict, which erupted when Hamas militants launched a significant attack on Israel on October 7, resulting in approximately 1,170 deaths, mostly civilians, according to Israeli official figures collated by AFP. In retaliation, Israel’s offensive has claimed the lives of over 34,500 individuals in Gaza, primarily women and children, as reported by the territory’s health ministry under Hamas control.