Tuskegee students leading protests against university president

Published: Mar. 20, 2015 at 5:07 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 28, 2015 at 5:07 PM CDT
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(Source: WSFA 12 News)
(Source: WSFA 12 News)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Tuskegee University students held peaceful protests against the university's president on campus Friday.

According to students, they feel that Tuskegee President Brian L. Johnson is not adequately serving the university or meeting students' or alumni needs. Some students are even demanding that \Johnson be impeached, removed or forced to resign. WSFA 12 News has reached out to those involved in the protest. No one has provided further comments. 

The University issued a response following questions about the peaceful protest on campus:

"The student voice is instrumental in the tradition and trajectory of Tuskegee University; therefore, we continue to encourage discourse and dialogue. Protests are a sign of a healthy student body and the university respects students' right to a peaceful protest, in accordance with the student handbook. University administration has not been presented with a list of concerns from the student body via official elected student representatives. Tuskegee University looks forward to engaging with students and student leaders to address concerns."

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