Breaking News: LWC members arrested as 16-hour sit-in ends

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April 21, 2011

12:31 AM

Update: At approximately 12:50 a.m. April 21st, Vice President for Student Affairs Ginger Ambler ’88 Ph.D ’06 gave the LWC members 10 minutes to vacate the Brafferton. After 10 minutes, the students had not left, and were cited for trespassing and issued a summons by William and Mary Police to appear in court. The LWC members were then escorted outside by police, but not taken into custody.

“It is often admirable to care intensely about matters of policy and to be a strong advocate for a particular point of view. It is not admirable, however, to insist that your point of view is the only reasonable one and that, until you get your way, you will disrupt the work of the university,” College President Taylor Reveley said in a press release. “Occupying other people’s offices until you get your way is, of course, incompatible with the way we live together at William & Mary. This tears the fabric and can not be accepted.”

The Living Wage Coalition had been holding a sit-in since 9 a.m. April 20.

Check for more as this ongoing story develops.

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