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Police Arrests Hundreds Of Protesters Across The U.S.; UCLA Cancels Classes; Blinken Pushes For Aid, Rafah And Hostage Deal; Israel-Hamas War; World Central Kitchen Resumes Operations In Gaza; Elections In Mexico; About 30 Candidates Killed In Mexico; U.S. Federal Reverse Says Interest Rates Will Remain Higher; Powell's Predicament; Floating "Up" With Airbnb; Airbnb's "Iconic" Move, Following A Chaotic Night, Police Were Stationed On The UCLA Campus; Columbia University Building Cleared Of Demonstrators By Police; Government Represses Demonstrations By U.S. Students; Nationwide Demonstrations Erupt At U.S. Institutions; CNN Exclusive: Iran Showed Firepower Used To Target Israel; Airbnb's "Iconic" Destinations; UEFA Champions League Semifinal; Fordham University Demonstration, NYPD Conducts Arrests; Champions League Semifinal: Dortmund Defeated PSG; Diamondbacks Game, A Beekeeper Saves The Day. Aired 6-7p ET

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LYNDA KINKADE, CNN INTERNATIONAL HOST: It is 6:00 a.m. in Shanghai, 4:00 p.m. in Mexico City, and 6:00 p.m. here in Atlanta. I'm Lynda Kinkade, in

for Julia Chatterley. And wherever you are in the world, this is your "First Move."

A warm welcome to "First Move." Here's your need to know. Campus unrest. Police arrest hundreds of people across the United States as protesters

rock universities from coast to coast.

Higher for longer. The U.S. Federal Reserve chair says interest rates will remain higher for now.

And fancy floating away in the house from "Up," or speeding towards the night at the Ferrari Museum. Airbnb might have your answer. That

conversation coming up.

But first, the latest on the U.S. campus protests. Dozens of people arrested at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as police try to remove the

encampment on school grounds. And at UCLA, all classes have been cancelled thereafter overnight clashes between pro-Palestinian demonstrators and

counter-protesters. Police were later called in to break up the violence.

In New York, officers cleared out pro-Palestinian protesters at Columbia University overnight. The school there has asked the NYPD to remain on

campus until after its commencement ceremony later this month. New York City Mayor Eric Adams said there were outside agitators at Columbia.


MAYOR ERIC ADAMS, (D-NY): There were individuals on the campus, should not have been there. There were people who are professionals. And we saw

evidence of training. We saw a shift in tactics that were being used. And when you start using the intelligence that intel was able to supply, we

knew it was time to communicate directly with the school and say, you have more than a peaceful protest on your hand.


KINKADE: Our Nick Watt has this report.


NICK WATT, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Early this morning, campus police arrested dozens, clearing an encampment at the University of


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: They started pushing them. They started shoving them. Students were held down with batons.

WATT (voice-over): Most were released without citations. College officials say it's unclear how many were affiliated with the school. They say some

resisted arrest, report four law enforcement officers were injured. And say peaceful protests that abide by campus rules are still allowed. Just no


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We are grateful that our protesters are still here and they are exercising their First Amendment right.

WATT (voice-over): Last night in New York, police dressed in riot gear arrested around 300 as they cleared Columbia University's Hamilton Hall,

which had been occupied by pro-Palestinian protesters here on the campus that largely kicked off this now nationwide movement.

ADAMS: There are individuals and organizations that are not students. We're seeing a shift in tactics that are being used, destruction of property,

destruction of cameras.

WATT (voice-over): Columbia's president said the "drastic escalation" of the protests pushed the university to the brink.

Overnight at UCLA, counter-protesters pro-Israel, protesters among them breached the barricades around the pro-Palestinian encampment, which also

breaches UCLA campus rules.

A firecracker thrown in, cones and more flying through the darkness, pepper spray from inside that camp. The college newspaper photographed a counter-

protester spraying from an aerosol can. "Daily Bruin" reporters on the scene were slapped and indirectly sprayed with irritants. We are sickened

by this senseless violence and it must end, said a college spokesperson.

Ever since this encampment sprang up Thursday morning, tension has been mounting. The first scuffles Thursday afternoon, more over the weekend,

hence the barriers and the buffer zone that was breached last night. The university has allowed the protesters to control who enters the camp.

Monday, a Jewish student posted this, protesters well outside of their encampment, he says, blocking his way.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They're not letting me walk in. My class is over there, I want to use that entrance.

WATT (voice-over): UCLA called this abhorrent and removed those barriers. Then last night, this.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You're going to block Jewish kids?



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What happened last night was an attack on our encampment by Zionist thugs that the university did nothing to stop.

WATT (voice-over): UCLA has until now kept security light. The LAPD out of sight until late last night. But after what happened today, law enforcement

is on site and all classes are canceled.


KINKADE: Well, Miguel Marquez is following the story at Columbia University, where, of course, 300 people were arrested. We heard from

university administrators saying that they believed outside agitators were pushing people to stay in the campus. What do we know about those arrests?

MIGUEL MARQUEZ, CNN SENIOR NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, we are waiting to hear from NYPD and from Columbia how many of them were actually students

and how many were outsiders.

Keep in mind, this has been going on for a couple of weeks here, so some people were expelled, some people were suspended. They may have been

students in the last month or so and may not be a student officially at Columbia as well. We've heard some students saying that outsiders who

aren't connected to the school were given IDs to get in. So, I think all of that is going to get sorted. We know that many of these individuals have

been booked now and face either a return to court. I don't think any of them are being held any longer at this point.

But I want to show you what's happening outside the gates. Last night, a very different situation here. Protesters -- this is the Amsterdam side of

Columbia University. One thing about this university is that because it's in a square, police were able to move in very, very heavily and lock the

entire area down as though it were a major event. That kept protesters. They pushed all protesters back out of the zone so that police then could

go in and remove all of the protesters that were both in Hamilton Hall, which is just here.

The bear cat and that device you saw them get up on the window with, went in right on this side. They were able to clear that and the encampment on

the university. And right now, these are NYPD officers out front of the university. They're on this side and the main gate on Broadway. All of this

was shut down yesterday, which was -- it was impressive to see NYPD move in so heavily.

It also helped them control the situation. And because they had so many officers at the ready, they could bring people out that were being

arrested, keep officers with them on those buses all the way. So, amazingly, there were no reports of anyone being injured in this entire

operation. Lynda.

KINKADE: Yes, which is absolutely really extraordinary. For those that have been detained, the 300 or so, do we know what charges they could face? And

are there any other further repercussions at the university?

MARQUEZ: They're just starting to go through all that. It's going to be everything from trespassing to perhaps assault, if they try to assault

officers, or, you know, a range of different -- they also did damage to the building. Certainly, thousands of dollars of damage to Hamilton Hall. So,

some may face charges for that.

For right now, the university is sort of trying to keep everything where it is. It is essentially shut down. This is the only entrance that students

and faculty can get on to the main campus through and they're going to keep NYPD officers, in some numbers, not huge numbers, but on campus through May

17th. They're moving into their finals period right now. And then on May 15th is a commencement.

And this was part of the problem. In the center of Columbia University is a massive lawn. And that's where they set up commencement. It's thousands and

thousands of people. So, having that encampment there was really disrupting. It was a few hundred people disrupting the university and lives

for about 40,000 students. Lynda.

KINKADE: Yes, it's just incredible. And while you were talking, Miguel, we were just showing some live pictures at the University of Texas in Dallas

where it looks like riot police are moving in there and trying to remove an encampment there. No sign of protesters, certainly where you are right now.

And have you heard any indications of where the protesters will return?

MARQUEZ: So, they've been -- at different colleges. City College, they were very active last night as well. Today, Fordham, which is that -- they have

a downtown campus or a midtown campus and there were protesters there. And apparently, they're on the march out through Manhattan.

Look, New York and Manhattan, big cities across the country and around the world have seen these protests almost every day. And New York, they've been

shutting down bridges. And it's just -- it's started to focus on campuses now. It's happened at a time that's difficult for schools to deal with

because of finals, because of, you know, the end of the year and commencement and all the other stuff that goes along with that.

A lot of the individuals who are graduating this year, the university points out, didn't have their high school graduation because of the

pandemic. So, this one was particularly special for some of those people graduating this year. So, it's a mix of a lot of stuff.


This is not going away. Despite the fact that it's quiet here today, it's not going away. I expect protesters to be back here in some form at some

point. Lynda.

KINKADE: All right. Miguel Marquez on the story for us at Columbia University while we look at those pictures coming into us from the

University of Texas in Dallas. Certainly, a heavy police presence there. Many protesters certainly still waving flags as they try to pull apart an

encampment there. We are continuing to follow this story and we will keep you abreast of any developments. Miguel Marquez, thanks so much.

Well, the U.S. secretary of state, Antony Blinken, has wrapped up his visit to the Middle East where he's been pushing for a ceasefire in Gaza. And

during his stop in Israel, he visited one of the entry points into the enclave.

Israel has also reopened a border crossing into Northern Gaza. Blinken told reporters that aid distribution is ramping up, but of course it has a long

way to go.


ANTONY BLINKEN, U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE: We have seen in recent weeks real meaningful progress that is starting to make a difference for people in

Gaza. Yesterday, we were in Jordan. Some of you saw the trucks being loaded in Jordan. They went through Erez for the first time today. And that's very

important because that's direct access to the north of Gaza.

We have our own maritime corridor that is probably a week away from being operational. Given the immense need in Gaza, it needs to be accelerated, it

needs to be sustained.


KINKADE: Well, our Paula Hancocks has more on the relief effort in Gaza.


PAULA HANCOCKS, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Children queue for food in Deir al-Balah. For many in the Central Gaza City, it's

the first nutritious meal they have had in weeks.

This child says, I haven't been given a meal for a month because the kitchen team was struck. We only had canned food.

The World Central Kitchen has resumed operations in Gaza, saying it served 200,000 meals Tuesday, one month after seven of its workers were killed by

an Israeli military strike.

ASHRAF AL SULTAN, WORKING BY WORLD CENTRAL KITCHEN, DISPLACED FROM BEIT LAHIA (through translator): We can see people's desperation. People have no

food and we are all displaced.

HANCOCKS (voice-over): More aid is starting to get in. The U.N. group responsible for supporting Palestinians, UNRWA, says it is the most since

late October. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken calls it measurable progress. But both he and UNRWA say it still falls woefully short.

Last week, the World Food Programme said the flow of aid is still crippled by red tape.


enough. Being able to only use checkpoints for a short period of the day is not good enough. We have enough food, it's do we have enough access?

HANCOCKS (voice-over): The Israeli army said Wednesday it is expanding areas in the south of Gaza to which civilians can move and where they say

humanitarian aid will flow. It's assumed to be part of Israel's plan to evacuate more than 1 million civilians from Rafah on the southern border

before a long-threatened ground offensive. A move that humanitarian agencies warn would be catastrophic.

ANTONIO GUTERRES, U.N. SECRETARY-GENERAL: More than 1.2 million people are now seeking shelter in Rafah governorates. They have very little to eat,

hardly any access to medical care, little shelter, and nowhere safe to go.

HANCOCKS (voice-over): In Gaza, every day is a battle to survive the bombing, injuries, the lack of food, water or shelter. And the situation is

worsening by the day according to the U.N., saying disease and starvation are on the rise.

GUTERRES: We must do everything possible to avert an entirely preventable human made famine.

HANCOCKS (voice-over): U.N. aid chief Martin Griffiths warned this week, we are in a race to stave off hunger and death and we are losing.

Paula Hancocks, CNN, Abu Dhabi.


KINKADE: Well, to Mexico now, and what is being described as the most violent election in its political history.

Weeks before polls open in June, about 30 candidates of reportedly being murdered. David Shortell takes a closer look at those attacks and what they

mean for this crucial election.


DAVID SHORTELL, CNN JOURNALIST (voice-over): Gisela Gaytan was running to lead the City of Celaya in Mexico where she had spent her full life.

In recent years, crime had engulfed the city.

We're survivors, she says in a campaign ad. And together, we're going to find the strength to confront our fear.

She would never get the chance. Authorities say Gaytan was shot dead by men on motorcycles as she processed down the street on April 1st. It was the

first day of her campaign.

Since the federal election process began in September, at least 20 candidates from across the political spectrum have been killed in Mexico,

according to Votar Entre Balas, a civil society election monitoring project.


Security expert Sandra Ley studies how organized crime in Mexico has increasingly used violence to influence elections over the past 20 years.

SANDRA LEY, SECURITY PROGRAM COORDINATOR, MEXICO EVALUA: This is how organized crime has become de facto rulers in these communities, trying to

capture politics, economics and social, the social life of these territories.

I know where you are. Watch your back.

This is a recording of a threat made in March against Jesus Corona, the candidate for municipal president in the City of Cuautla, a couple hours

outside of Mexico City.

They want me to drop out of the campaign, he says. They don't want me to participate. They want to continue this corrupt government.

Organized crime nearly got their way. Corona was driving home one night in March when two men on a motorcycle sped past and opened fire.

SHORTELL: He's showing us the bullet holes. There were three up here that you can see on the front of the car.

SHORTELL (voice-over): Corona now campaigns under armed escort, part of a security program run by the federal and local government that experts say

can at times move too slow to keep up with the threats that candidates are facing.

In Celaya, just hours before she was killed, Gisela Gaytan telling reporters, we've asked for protection. Let's see if we get a response


In the wake of her death, Mexico's president vowing to make it easier for candidates to apply for protection.

ANDRES MANUEL LOPEZ OBRADOR, MEXICAN PRESIDENT (through translator): If it's necessary to eliminate procedures to make support more expeditious,

we'll do it. We can't hesitate with this.

SHORTELL (voice-over): With one month until voters head to the polls, a devastating calculus for the candidates here. We're putting their lives on

the line.

JESUS CORONA DAMIAN, CANDIDATE, CUAUTLA MUNICIPAL PRESIDENT (through translator): I was born here. My grandchildren were born here. I'm going to

continue fighting. If it's necessary to risk my life, I'll risk it.

SHORTELL: You're not scared?

DAMIAN: I'm scared. I'm a human being. But that same fear lifts me up to move forward and trust in God.

SHORTELL (voice-over): David Shortell, Mexico City.


KINKADE: Well, still ahead, the latest global weather forecast. Plus, Powell's predicament. The Fed chair admitting that progress on inflation

has stalled. But he says another painful rate hike is not on the cards.

And Airbnb hopes its new Icons program will become iconic. The company is announcing a whole host of unusual new travel experiences just in time for

summer travel. All those details just ahead.



KINKADE: Welcome back to "First Move." I'm Lynda Kinkade. A volatile start to a new month, and Wall Street tops today's "Money Move." U.S. stocks

closing Wednesday's session mostly lower. But the Dow was able to post modest gains. Stocks rallied earlier in the season after Fed Chair Jerome

Powell said the central bank's next move is unlikely to be a rate hike.

But Powell admitted that progress on inflation has stalled and that the timing for rate cuts is now highly uncertain.


JEROME POWELL, CHAIR, U.S. FEDERAL RESERVE: What we've said is that we need to be more confident and we've said -- my colleagues and I today said that

we didn't see progress in the first quarter, and I've said that it appears then that it's going to take longer for us to reach that point of


So, I don't know how long it'll take. I -- you know, I can just say that when we get that confidence then rate cuts will be in scope. And I don't

know exactly when that will be.


KINKADE: The Fed, as expected, held interest rates steady as it just concluded the meeting. Some investors had been expecting three rate cuts

later this year. That scenario is now looking more and more unlikely.

Well, for more on the Fed's policy path, I'm joined by Ken Rogoff. He's a professor of economics and public policy at Harvard University. He's also a

former chief economist at the IMF. Good to see you, Ken.


KINKADE: So, as expected, the Fed capped interest rates on hold at the 23- year high. It seems those post-pandemic, historically low interest rates are almost like a distant dream. And it doesn't seem that we're going to

see any cut anytime soon.

ROGOFF: Well, what they're really looking at is the long rates. So, mortgage rates, car loan rates, credit card rates, where people are looking

for their head. They're very high. And I think investors are just thinking the Fed doesn't have as much room to cut as it thought it did. I think the

world of those ultra-low interest rates that we enjoyed after the global financial crisis, there wasn't much else enjoyable about it, but that's

probably not coming back.

KINKADE: And we have seen quantitative tightening on a scale never seen before in a bid, of course, to help put some pressure to keep those prices

down. The Fed today said it will slow the pace of that come June. What impact is that likely to have?

ROGOFF: Not much. I mean, compared to interest rate cuts, quantitative tightenings, when they're selling off some of their long-term debt and kind

of putting it back out with the public, it has a very small effect compared to the interest rate.

I think the problem is, is that we live in a world where the kind of interest rates that they thought would really hold back the economy are not

restraining it as much.

You know, that said, I think the Fed wants to be really careful about cutting rates until it's sure it can keep going in the same direction. It

would be very embarrassing and also confusing if it cut rates and said, oops, just kidding. We have to raise them again.

KINKADE: Yes, exactly. Highly embarrassing. Of course, the Fed chairman said today that inflation is just stubbornly high. And this comes a day

after the presidential candidate, Donald Trump, gave this wide-ranging interview to "Time" magazine saying that if elected, he'll put a 10 percent

tariff on all U.S. imports. What would that likely do to inflation?

ROGOFF: Well, it's going to drive inflation up, especially when our trading partners start retaliating. I mean, it's hard to know exactly what the

initial impact would be, but it's certainly going to destabilize the system, have all sorts of effects on wage increases and price increases.

Hard to know. I mean, it would be quite destabilizing.

If he did that and frankly stop there, and everybody could believe that, fine. But he's also saying 60 percent on Chinese imports, which is a lot of

what we import, it would have a pretty big effect.

KINKADE: Yes, exactly. Ken Rogoff, professor of economics at Harvard University and former chief economist at the IMF, good to have you on the

program. Thank you.

ROGOFF: Thank you.

KINKADE: I want to turn now to weather. And a highway in China's collapsed Wednesday, killing at least 19 people. Southern China has been battered by

heavy rains in recent weeks and Guangdong Province has faced the brunt of it. Floods there have forced more than 110,000 people to leave their homes.

Our Chad Myers is following the story and joins us now. Chad, things look pretty dire there.


CHAD MYERS, CNN METEOROLOGIST: Sure do. Yes, we talked about this yesterday, how that rain was coming. And it's going to come again on the

weekend. But the rain has finally moved offshore, moved a little bit closer to Taiwan, which you'll see some rain showers and maybe even some flash

flooding there.

But here's what the pictures looked like there as that roadway completely just washed away from underneath. Now, the rain has moved away, for now,

and is gone tomorrow and it's really even gone through Friday. But let me put how much rain is going to come down by Sunday, and you see there's

still spots north of Hong Kong with 250 millimeters of rain. That's 10 inches of rain before Sunday, and that's what's going to be happening here

again on very saturated ground.

Temperatures are in the teens and the 20s. But look at you, Beijing, all the way from 29 to 19. That will probably feel pretty good because it has

been very warm. Parts of the plains of the United States affected by tornadoes.

Yesterday, 13 tornadoes on the ground with one fatality and still some injuries. We have the potential for more tornadoes today and a slight

chance for tomorrow. But tonight, will be probably after dark for many of you in parts of West Texas, Western Kansas, and even some severe weather,

including hail as large as the size of a baseball in parts of Southern Texas. So, yes, pretty significant weather there here.

The good news is, this is not a highly populated area, certainly population density out there, but not like big, big cities like New York or Chicago or

Los Angeles. People are more widely scattered, spread out a little bit, more of a rural area where you can actually even see them because there

aren't that many trees out there either. Maybe you can see them coming and get the warning out, but we don't want you going out there and looking for

them, especially if the sirens are going off. Need you inside the house in the lowest level if you can get there.

There's more rainfall to come too, especially for parts of Eastern Texas that's been very, very wet. Watch out for you, Houston, and even college

station and the like there, there could be four more inches of rain expected by Friday. Lynda.

KINKADE: Wow. Yes, batting down the hatches, as you say. Chad Myers, good to have you with us. Thank you.

MYERS: Yes, you bet.

KINKADE: We'll stay with "First Move." We're going to take a quick break. We'll be right back.



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KINKADE: Welcome back to "First Move" with a look at more international headlines this hour.

An Arizona Senate has voted to repeal the state's near total abortion ban. The Civil War-era law bans abortion at all stages of pregnancy, except to

save the life of the mother. The vote paves the way for Arizona's 15-week restriction on abortions to be reinstated once it's signed by Governor

Katie Hobbs.

The U.S. House has voted to pass a bipartisan antisemitism bill that comes amid pro-Palestinian protests on university campuses across the country.

Supporters say the bill will help fight antisemitism on campus, but critics say it threatens to chill free speech. The American Civil Liberties Union

says the bill could lead to a crackdown on criticism of the Israeli government.

Well, Georgia's parliament has voted to advance a controversial bill that would require some groups to register as foreign agents. If passed, it

would affect organizations who get more than a fifth of their money from abroad. Protesters gathered in Tbilisi to oppose the vote. Critics say, the

bill is inspired by a Russian law and would hamper the nation's bid to join the E.U.

Well, a reminder of our top story, sit-ins, run-ins and face offs. Another tense day on campuses across the U.S. after a tumultuous 24 hours. You're

looking at clashes here between rival protest groups at UCLA. According to the student newspaper, fireworks and tear gas were let off. And there has

since been relative calm with police now stationed on campus. Well, the mayor of Los Angeles is calling for an investigation into that.

Well, elsewhere, New York police cleared protesters from Columbia's University's Hamilton Hall. We understand about 300 people were arrested at

both Columbia and City College, New York.

Well, more than 30 people were arrested at the University of Wisconsin Madison as law enforcement moved in to tear down a protest site.

Demonstrations there are ongoing.

Let's get more on the protests and their wider significance. Jaweed Kaleem is a staff writer at Latvia "Los Angeles Times" and joins us now. Good to

have you with us.


KINKADE: So, you've been to various demonstrations at several universities in California. Of course, we have seen a range of responses from coast to

coast, from police going in, from violent arrests, from police holding back and allowing -- and obviously being criticized for waiting too long. What

have you seen?

KALEEM: Yes, we -- here in California, we've had Berkeley, UCLA, of course, where we just saw what was happening. University of Southern California has

had almost 100 arrests in the last week, and many other universities, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, Cal Poly Humboldt up in the north of the states.

And we are seeing students protesting in the same way for the same goal. They all are asking for divestment from Israel, divestment from weapons

companies involved in the Israel- Hamas war. And incredibly different responses and outcomes where universities are trying to balance this idea

of free speech with -- where violence or disruption may happen.

KINKADE: Yes. I mean, as you say, we've been hearing that chant, disclose and divest. You know, they're not going to stop. They're not going to rest.

But in terms of the college responses, only two universities, as you point out, have actually said to protesters, we'll hear you out. One of which

saying, present us with a proposal as to how we divest. Do you think other universities might follow suit in that regard or are most standing firm on


KALEEM: Yes. Today, Brown University came to an agreement with its encampment and protesters saying, OK, let's talk about this divestment

idea. Earlier before this current stage of different encampments are Dartmouth also said it would discuss this idea and receive proposals with

protesters. You know, the University of California system, which is pretty big, and -- has a lot of investments of all kinds, has taken a stance

against outright boycotts of Israel. For one reason, saying that it leaves an academic freedom and freedom of ideas and exchange.


So, it's all different, the way they're handling this. But the universities notably, for the most part, by and large, have not denied that the students

claim that they are invested in war related companies in some way. Their universities have essentially acknowledged that.

KINKADE: We're just looking at live pictures right now coming into us from the University of Texas, Dallas where there is a standoff right now. There

are riot police on the scene. There is a gathering of protesters. They're waving flags. And we saw earlier police trying to pull apart some sort of

encampment of tents.

These protests just have been really intensifying over the past a week and a half or so, but we've also seen instances of Jewish students, both those

saying we've been harassed, just trying to get to class. And others saying we are with you, like, we agree that what Israel is doing in Gaza is not

the right way to handle this situation. How crucial is it to show that cross section of opinions even within the Jewish community?

KALEEM: Yes, there's probably, you know, three camps maybe or more of Jewish community students. On one hand, there are a lot of Jewish students

involved in the center and organizing these protests. That's not uncommon. I've been to them, and you meet a lot of Jewish students there.

The other thing is, you will see a lot of Jewish students who walk by them or see them on the screen and are very offended at some of the chants. A

chant for Intifada or from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free, or chants, you know, saying Zionism is racist. These are offensive to students

who support and believe in and the idea of Israel being a nation for Jewish people.

And then there are instances as well where Jewish students have approached on video camera, some of these encampments and tried to get in and said

they have been blocked. And then these students feel like they are basically being denied access to their own campus.

So, there's a variety of issues going on here. But there is, you know, to be clear, antisemitism happening. I mean, yesterday at the University of

California, a swastika was found on campus, on the outer edge of campus. So, you know, that's undeniable.

KINKADE: Yes, and disgusting. Well, we'll leave it there for now. Jaweed Kaleem, good to have you on the story with us tonight on "First Move".

Thanks so much.

KALEEM: Thank you.

KINKADE: Well, on a CNN exclusive, Iran showed our network the kind of firepower used to target Israel. Just a few weeks ago, Iran launched

hundreds of drones and missiles in an unprecedented attack on Israel. Most of those weapons were intercepted, but it gave a glimpse of what Iran is

capable of.

Our Fred Pleitgen has more from Tehran.


FREDERIK PLEITGEN, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): When Iran attacked Israel in mid-April, they fired hundreds of ballistic

missiles, cruise missiles, and drones, developed by the elite Revolutionary Guard Corps, Aerospace Forces.

PLEITGEN: So, these two were used in the Israel operation.

PLEITGEN (voice-over): Now, the Revolutionary Guard showed us the types of weapons they use to strike Israel, including two ballistic missiles, the

Amad and the ADR (ph), with a range of more than a thousand miles, able to carry about a half ton warhead.

PLEITGEN: How accurate are these?


PLEITGEN: Less than five meters you can hit the target?

BELALI: Less than five.

PLEITGEN (voice-over): Brigadier General Ali Belali was himself once a missile commander in the Revolutionary Guard. He says Iranian missiles

managed to hit two targets in Israel, including an air base, in retaliation for the bombing of Iran's embassy compound in Syria.

While the U.S. and Israel claim to have shot down nearly all of Iran's missiles and drones, the general says Tehran showed the power of its

aerospace forces.

Today our drones and missiles have become an important factor of strength and the execution of power in the world, he says.

He also showed us this cruise missile, a type also used in the strikes and arguably currently the most infamous drone in the world, the Shahed 136.

PLEITGEN: Can you show me the warhead? I've never seen the Shahed warhead before.

BELALI: Penetration.


BELALI: And then it goes in the -- inside --

PLEITGEN: Into the missile and then it explodes. OK.

PLEITGEN (voice-over): While the Iranians acknowledge using Shaheds against Israel, the U.S. and Ukraine accuse Tehran of also giving hundreds of these

drones to Russia, Moscow using them to attack Ukrainian cities and energy infrastructure. The Iranians continue to deny those accusations.

The general tells me the Shahed attack in swarms often fired off secretly from unmarked trucks like this one.


Everything is preprogrammed, he says, the flight route is chosen according to the enemy's capabilities and blind spots of radars and all the elements

that can help us reach the target.

Well, tensions between Iran and Israel have somewhat eased after they traded direct military blows for the first time, the general warns that the

Iran has even more modern weapons at its disposal.

The only path for them is to have logical and wise negotiations with us, he says. In our defense capabilities, we don't depend on anyone. We've had

good progress in this field, and we will progress more. There are achievements that have not yet been talked about.

Fred Pleitgen, CNN, Tehran.


KINKADE: Our thanks to Fred.

Well, still ahead, Airbnb is taking post lockdown revenge travel to a whole new level with its brand-new Icons program. If your dream is to hang out

with Doja Cat or Kevin Hart, or wake up in the Orsay Museum in Paris, this next segment is for you.


KINKADE: Welcome back. With the summer travel season is almost upon us, and if you're having trouble planning something new or unusual this year,

Airbnb may be able to help. The rental platform is branching out into a whole new genre of travel experiences that it calls Icons. The goal is to

give people a one-of-a-kind, unique experience to a place, as well as with a famous VIP.

The first 11 Icon listings have just been announced, and they'll include spending the night in the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, Italy, or waking up

in the Orsay Museum in Paris, hanging out in Prince's Purple Rain House, or going on a tour with Colombian superstar Feid. Experiences are apparently

affordable and extremely limited.

Well, Jay Carney joins me now. He oversees global policy and communications at Airbnb. Good to see you.

JAY CARNEY, GLOBAL HEAD OF POLICY AND COMMUNICATIONS, AIRBNB: Good to see you, Linda. Thanks for having me.

KINKADE: So, Jay, where do I sign up for one of these experiences? Because they sound very unique, and they seem like they would be expensive, but it

sounds like they're not. Just explain.

CARNEY: Well, they're not. In fact, the 11 that we announced today are either free, $0, or under $100 per guest. So, you know, we really wanted to

make sure that these out of this world, unimaginably fantastic experiences weren't out of reach for potential guests. And so, that's why they're

priced the way they are.


And you can actually book or request a book on some of the 11 that we announced today, today because they dropped today. Others will drop later

this week. If you go on the app or the website, you'll see that there's a countdown clock for each icon. Telling you when you're able to request a

book, and the rest will drop, you know, between now and October.

And we'll continue to have new icons. Similar kinds of, you know, incredible experiences and stays. Dropping for the rest of the year into

next year. There'll be a permanent Icons category that you can check for new ones as they come. We're very excited about this because we think we've

created something here that allows people to experience things that they only dreamed of doing. And in some cases, never existed in the real world

until now, like the "Up" House or the X-Mansion from the "X-Men" comic strip.

KINKADE: Yes, I mean, they're just, they sound incredible experiences. So, how do you win the chance? If you click on request to book, who --


KINKADE: -- who's likely to get it?

CARNEY: Well, I think we're hoping to see a lot of excitement and therefore demand, we think we will. What happens is you request a book, you fill out

information about yourself, including a short statement about why you're excited, why you want to have this experience. Once all the requests are

in, we'll take a random selection from within the numerous requests we see. And after that, there will be judges who look through them and sort through

them and then make selections for the lucky few who get them.

Now, in some cases they're very limited, but others, like the X-Mansion that I mentioned, there will be many more guests. Overall, we're expecting

over 4,000 of what we're calling golden tickets to go out this year for folks who can stay in one of these Icons.

KINKADE: Wow. It's amazing. And I was reading earlier this year, you offered a Christina Aguilera's home on Airbnb.


KINKADE: I was wondering how much interest there was with that and whether that, and ideas like it, prompted this icon experience.

CARNEY: Well, we have seen, you know, exceptional levels of interest in those kinds of Icon-like listings that we've had in the past. We used to

call them only on Airbnb. You may remember last year, the Barbie house where we offered -- we basically recreated a Barbie house out of a listing

in the hills of Malibu. And it was so much like the movie that you felt like you were walking into Barbieland, that got an enormous amount of

attention, you know, I think millions of people actually requested to book.

And we've done similar things like a Shrek house last year, and then similar kind of quirky experiences with celebrities. You mentioned

Christina Aguilera. We did one last year with Seth Rogen.

So, generally, the interest has been very high. There's a lot of excitement around it. We expect to see that again with these, and we're going to keep

doing them. And I think, hopefully, the range of them will mean that there's something for everyone and every taste.

KINKADE: And you could put a price on these listings, right? But you don't, why not?

CARNEY: Well, I think, as I said, we want them not to be something that only people with a lot of resources and means can do. And I think, you

know, making them free or very, very inexpensive is the right thing to do. Obviously, they're limited and they're exceptional experiences. It's not

about, like, generating revenue for us. It's about generating excitement and interest. And I just -- we feel like that's the right thing to do.

KINKADE: Yes, it sounds very exciting. I'm going to be clicking request to book on most of those.

CARNEY: I like to hear that. That's great.

KINKADE: Good to speak with you, Jay Carney, Global Head of Policy and Communications at Airbnb.

CARNEY: Thank you.

KINKADE: Well, still to come. Dortmund hosting Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal. We'll have the results after a

very short break. Stay with us. You're watching CNN.



KINKADE: Welcome back. Police in New York making some arrests as a group of protesters gather at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus. Our Shimon

Prokupecz is there.


SHIMON PROKUPECZ, CNN CRIME AND JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT: Significant development here at Fordham. The group of students and former students that

were behind me here at Fordham University camped out in the lobby have now been taken into custody by the NYPD. The NYPD, just a short time ago,

releasing video. And in the video, you could see the protesters lined up, police officers putting those zip ties on them, removing the tents that

have been in the lobby of Fordham University since early this morning.

The students have been refusing to leave the school. Notify them that as a result, they were being suspended. And then a short time ago, the school

sent a letter to the NYPD, just like we saw with Columbia University last night and what we have previously seen with the NYU, asking the NYPD to

come in and make arrests and to remove the individuals that were in the lobby.

What Fordham says was that there was a clear and present danger. that there was a safety concern, and regrettably, they needed to ask the NYPD to come

in and remove the protestors. Also, significantly -- what's significant, Wolf, is that Fordham University is now asking the NYPD to remain on their

campus around their buildings for the graduation May 22nd.

So, this will now be the second university in the city of New York requesting the presence of law enforcement at their graduation.


KINKADE: Our thanks to Shimon Prokupecz there. We will continue to stay across that story.

Well, I want to turn to sport now, and just one wonderful goal was not enough. Borussia Dortmund beating Paris Saint-Germain, one-nil in the first

leg of the Champions League semifinal.

Patrick Snell joins me now. And of course, the German team are hoping to secure their second Champion League title. Tell us about the game.

PATRICK SNELL, CNN WORLD SPORT ANCHOR: Yes, they most certainly are. They won the tournament back, Lynda, in 1997 it was, when they were crowned

champions of Europe after beating Juventus, it was, from memory, in that year's final. They got to the final in 2013 as well. They lost to FC Bayern

Munich in that one in London.

They hope to get to London final this year, though. It's going to be played at English Capital, once again. They were just really good on the night, I

felt, against their opponents Paris Saint-Germain. Veteran striker, the 31- year-old Niclas Fullkrug, putting them ahead, and that was the only goal of the match.

Kylian Mbappe did come close, the superstar for PSG, hitting the woodwork there. And then really from the same play, PSG hitting the woodwork again

would you believe but they would be denied but they will be absolutely kicking themselves after Ousmane Dembele misses a glorious chance to make

it one-one on the night. It is a slender advantage to take to the French capital, Lynda.

KINKADE: Yes, incredible. And of course, I have to ask you about this baseball game. Some unwelcome guests showed up.

SNELL: Yes, the sports world all abuzz. It was a long, long Tuesday night in Phoenix, Arizona, where the L.A. Dodgers and the Diamondbacks were

playing a Major League Baseball game because, well, the holdup was the bees.

The start of the game delayed for almost two hours because a swarm of bees took over the netting behind home plate. You can see that there. Beekeeper

Matt Hilton, the hero, he would eventually save the day. Armed with a scissor lift and a vacuum, he would eliminate the infestation there, right

in front of the very grateful crowd. There he is. The man of the moment.


The crowd giving him a standing ovation, and he would just soak all in. What a wonderful moment for him and his family. How cool is this? There he

is, busy at work. He would actually go on to throw out the first pitch as well.

Hilton -- a bit of background for you, Lynda. Hilton was about 45 minutes or so away at his six-year-old son's tee-ball game when he got the call to

go to the big leagues and help out, and he did not let anyone down.

You know, not the first time this year, by the way, that a sporting event has been affected by bees. We had it at a tennis tournament in California

as well. But you might just say, a very busy, busy day for us worker bees as I send it back to, Lou.

KINKADE: Very busy day.


KINKADE: And certainly, what a superhero that beekeeper was. He loved that moment in the spotlight.

SNELL: Incredible, yes. I wonder what he's going to be saying. He did an interview with our Don Riddell as well, actually saying that when he gets

home, he's going to tell his six-year-old son all about it. Incredible story. And really, you see the fans absolutely loving him as well. His life

has changed forever. I will say, you know. If you have pest control, sometimes we get pest control coming to our houses. Well, his life just

changed forever. I tell you,

KINKADE: Yes. He might get quite a bit of work out of this. Certainly, his moment in the -- his moment to shine. Patrick Snell, good to have you with

us. Thanks so much.

That just about wraps up our show. I'm Lynda Kinkade. Thanks so much for joining us. I'll see you same time tomorrow.