App State protestors end their occupation

Students stand with posters in hallway, including Black Lives Matter poster
Photo courtesy of ASU student protestors.

At Appalachian State University in Boone, students ended their occupation of the administration building this week. Student activists had been in the building for six days, demanding their chancellor to make a public statement opposing House Bill 2. ¬†Previously they marched in the streets, blocked traffic, and demonstrated outside Chancellor Everts’ house. Everts did release a statement against HB2 but did not explicitly offer amnesty to employees who helped the students, which was one of the protestors’ demands.



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