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Protesting students told to leave UVA Board of Visitors meeting

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WCAV) – A group of students protesting at the University of Virginia were largely denied a spot inside the school’s Board of Visitors meeting on Thursday.

The group of about 20 students marched to the meeting Thursday afternoon, seeking the resignation of Helen Dragas, the rector of the University seen as the person behind the failed effort to oust President Teresa Sullivan.

The group is also seeking an explanation of what happened in the attempted coup, plus a public discussion of the university’s hiring practices.

A handful of students were allowed in to the meeting. However, a majority were ordered to leave — or face disciplinary measures.

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