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Student Protesters Interrupt UM Curators meeting

Two dozen black protesters twice interrupted a meeting of the University of Missouri system's governing board to read a list of demands for improvements in diversity.

The demonstrators on Thursday stood side-by-side, their arms locked, outside a room on the Columbia campus when the Board of Curators were starting a finance committee session. They returned later to interrupt the meeting as it was in session.

The protesters also yelled support for Melissa Click, the assistant communications professor suspended last week for her confrontation with student journalists during race-related protests in November.

The protests led to the resignation of President Tim Wolfe. MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin also resigned later that day.

Members of the protest group Concerned Student 1950, who helped lead last year's protests, did not answer questions from reporters.

 

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