Protesters disrupt, escorted from UNC board meeting

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Posted: Apr 15, 2016 11:55 AM

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's public university board is dealing with a new round of demonstrations against their new president and a new state law that limits protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors adjourned briefly Friday as police cleared the room of nearly two dozen protesters. They started shouting as UNC President Margaret Spellings began speaking.

Students have protested against Spellings due to work as President George W. Bush's education secretary and her corporate ties following her government service.

Protesters continued chanting outside the building. Demonstrators have targeted UNC system board meetings several times in the past year.

Friday's meeting was moved to Chapel Hill from the UNC system's Asheville campus because of a planned demonstration there.

Spellings became president last month.