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4 arrested during Marquette University demonstration Submitted: 04/27/2015
MILWAUKEE - Police have arrested four protesters who sat in the middle of a downtown Milwaukee intersection during a demonstration calling for more diversity at Marquette University.


Those arrested were among several dozen demonstrators who gathered Monday. Milwaukee police say two women and two men were arrested.

Police say the four face possible charges of disorderly conduct.

The Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1EL72Qc ) reports the demonstration was held by a group calling itself the Coalition for and of Students of Color. The group also is calling for transparency from the newly sanctioned Marquette University Police Department.

Story By: Associated Press

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