UCSD's Geisel Library. Photo by Chris Stone
UCSD’s Geisel Library. Photo by Chris Stone

UC San Diego on Saturday confirmed that a video, which appeared to show Jewish students evacuating a building after gathering to discuss antisemitic threats, is a hoax.

The footage has been circulating on social media.

It was determined by university officials that the video appeared to be old footage from a student government meeting weeks ago. The footage was edited with other images to create the false narrative.

Police also confirmed that no such incident occurred.

However, Hillel San Diego issued a statement on Sunday saying the video is real, taken by a student during the protest on Nov. 1. The Jewish student organization said some students were escorted out of the area by police.

Updated at 10:05 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 19. 2023

City News Service