ST. LOUIS (AP) – Seven Washington University students have been arrested as part of a protest over the university’s affiliation with the coal company Peabody Energy.
The arrests happened Friday as some of the protesters allegedly tried to enter a campus building where the board of trustees were meeting. Activists want Peabody Chief Executive Greg Boyce to resign from the board.
The students were detained without incident. It wasn’t immediately clear what charges they could face. One of those arrested, Julia Ho, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that she was charged with trespassing and peace disturbance, then released.
The university has been the site of several protests against Peabody over the past month.
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