- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 13, 2016

BOONE, N.C. (AP) - Students at Appalachian State University have ended their occupation of an administration building after the chancellor issued a statement opposing a state law limiting protections for the LGBT community.

Chancellor Sheri Everts issued a statement Tuesday saying she had met with group members.

Everts writes she opposes the new law known as “HB2,” but she’s in a challenging position because campuses in the university system are subject to it.

Multiple media outlets report dozens held a sit-in last Thursday and spent the night. A group of them remained until Wednesday.

Protest organizer Rachel Clay said in an email the group left the administration building Wednesday morning after their demand for a public show of opposition to the bill was met.



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