- Associated Press - Friday, February 23, 2018

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Students protesting racism at the University of Vermont stopped traffic during the evening rush hour near campus.

Police told drivers to find other ways in and out of Burlington on Thursday.

The Burlington Free Press reports several protesters held Black Lives Matter banners and signs. The action was a continuation of protests and other events regarding racism at UVM.

For about three hours, protesters vowed to occupy an intersection until UVM President Tom Sullivan met with them. Police said he was unable to do so.

Vice Provost Annie Stevens spoke briefly with the students at about 7:30 p.m. before they moved to the Waterman Building.

In a statement, university spokesman Enrique Corredera said Sullivan would be reaching out Friday to schedule a meeting with demonstrators and will remain focused on advancing diversity and inclusion goals.


Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com

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