Protesting Arrested Students Tout Their Action on Facebook

By
WOUB Contributing Writer

Dateline
Updated Fri, Apr 19, 2013 4:50 pm

Four students arrested for disrupting an Ohio University Trustees' meeting Friday are getting some interactive attention on their Facebook site.

The students were arrested late Friday morning after about a dozen of them entered the Board of Trustee's meeting in Walter Hall to protest a planned increase in tuition.

Holding a banner saying "Education is Not a Commodity" the students expressed their disagreement with the plan in a prepared statement saying "students will retaliate."

A number of the protesters left the meeting after being told to do so but four of them remained. 

When they were repeatedly told to leave the meeting they were arrested.

Their actions were illustrated on their OHStudentUnion Facebook site.

The site included pictures and a video of their arrests.

By early Friday afternoon more than 80 visitors to the site had "liked" pictures depicting the student's actions.

 

 

 

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