By Associated Press - Thursday, April 16, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Police have arrested eight people during a protest at a University of Michigan Board of Regents meeting over the level of minority enrollment.

The arrests happened as about 20 members of the pro-affirmative action group By Any Means Necessary demonstrated during Thursday’s meeting in Ann Arbor.

The university says that black, Hispanic and Native American freshman enrollment was 10 percent this fall, down from 10.6 percent a year earlier.

The Ann Arbor News and The Michigan Daily say that demonstrators rose from their seats and pushed through a line of tables set up to separate the regents from spectators.

The newspapers say protesters were chanting, “Open up, or we’ll shut it down.”

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