Senator wants U of M student group punished for protest | News
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State Sen. Randy McNally is calling on the University of Memphis to "take action" against a student group that was involved in protests at the Capitol this week that led to seven arrests.
The Republican from Oak Ridge said on the Senate floor on Thursday that the protests in a legislative committee room earlier in the week were worse than income tax protests of a decade ago.
Seven protesters were charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest on Tuesday for disrupting a committee hearing and refusing to leave.
McNally said several students were affiliated with the Progressive Student Alliance group registered at the University of Memphis. He said the school should kick the group of campus and consider expelling those involved.
The school did not immediately return messages seeking comment.
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