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At least 100 people march through MU


COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- At least 100 people have marched from the University of Missouri's black culture center through areas of Greek housing and to the heart of the Columbia campus in response to threats of violence against black students.

Shelbey Parnell, one of the original 11 organizers of Concerned Student 1950, says the aim was "reclaiming" campus and showing that racism has no place at the university.

The student who launched a hunger strike to oust former University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe helped lead students in chants and a dance in Jesse Hall, a main campus building.

New Interim Chancellor Hank Foley joined students in the chanting while arm-in-arm with Missouri Students Association President Payton Head. Students from the University of Missouri-Kansas City participated in the demonstration.

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