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February 28, 2021
Anti-War Demonstrators Arrested at UA
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - School officials said four people involved in an anti-war demonstration at the University of Alabama were arrested by campus police and charged with disorderly conduct.

The demonstration was arranged by the Tuscaloosa chapter of Students for a Democratic Society and was meant to advertise a planned talk by Jason Hurd of the Asheville, North Carolina chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War.

Jenae Stainer, a member of the Tuscaloosa student group, said today that two students and two non-students were arrested soon after the Friday demonstration in the student center.

Campus police detained the four from about 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. before taking them to jail and they were released after posting bond around midnight.

Dean of Students Tim Hebson sent a letter to students Friday calling the protest ``disruptive,'' ``alarming'' and ``mimicking a true emergency.''

Stainer said the group is discussing plans to protest the arrests.

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