Four arrested following UNC Board of Governors protests

by Beau Worley

BoG Protest
Protesters disrupt the January 26 UNC Board of Governors meeting, with much of their concern being the appointment of Margaret Spellings as UNC system president. The protests were short-lived, as police quickly intervened, arresting four students for their role in the episode. (Photo by Elise McGlothian)

Protests have become a regular feature of UNC Board of Governors meetings, ever since the board removed former system president Tom Ross and named Margaret Spellings as his replacement. But this week for the first time, the protests led to arrests.

Four protesters, all of them students, were charged with disorderly conduct and other offenses. Charges have since been dropped against one of them, but three are scheduled to appear in court Thursday.

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