- Associated Press - Saturday, April 9, 2016

BOONE, N.C. (AP) - The top academic officer at Appalachian State University says the school’s chancellor wants to meet with students protesting a new state law limiting anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Provost Darrell Kruger says Chancellor Sheri Everts aims to meet with campus protesters Monday, after she recovers from surgery. Protest spokeswoman Rachel Clay said about 50 students were occupying the ground-floor lobby of the school’s administration building Saturday, two days after dozens of students began their sit-in.

Clay says students will keep occupying the building until Everts denounces the new law.

College campuses across the state have seen protests against the law, which blocks some anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people. The law also requires transgender people to use only public bathrooms matching their biological sex.

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