Over 1000 students protest at Miami University

September 16th, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot  

At least 1000 student protesting at Miami University since Monday night for not canceling classes Tuesday even though many students are still without power.

According to Claire Wagner, spokeswoman of Miami University, about 1,000 students were protesting outside of the president’s home on High Street and the protest spilled onto the streets shortly, blocking traffic and prompting police to intervene.

Three Butler County campuses canceled Classes Monday but the Miami university decided to resumed classes because power was restored to residence halls and academic buildings through a back-up generator.

Number of students were arrested temporally last night due to they were very violating

“The administration is very disappointed….There are a lot of people losing homes and have damaged valuables and the people in Texas who are far worse off” said Claire Wagner.

Miami University , Oxford police and Butler County Sheriff’s deputies, shut down High Street, between Campus and Talawanda avenues, late Monday. Some of the students had dispersed but it was unclear how much longer the others would continue their protest.

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