- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Five students at Northern Arizona University were arrested after they refused to leave a campus building they had occupied all day in a sit-in protest.

The students say they were attempting to pressure NAU President Rita Cheng into taking a stance on fossil fuel divestment.

The Arizona Daily Sun reports the five students were led away peacefully in handcuffs when they refused to leave the building at its 9 p.m. Monday closing time.

NAU police say all five were cited for trespassing and released.

The protest event was organized by the student group Fossil Free NAU.

According to the newspaper, the group has been seeking to secure a commitment from the university and the nonprofit NAU Foundation to abandon investments in the top 200 coal, oil and gas corporations.

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Information from: Arizona Daily Sun, https://www.azdailysun.com/

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