Missouri students, football players pressure school leaders (The Associated Press)

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Student protests at the University of Missouri over how racially charged incidents have been handled by school leaders have ramped up over the semester and reached a peak with 32 black football players now refusing to participate in team activities until the president is removed. Several members of the football team tweeted the team's statement Saturday night. Campus groups and Jonathan Butler, a black graduate student nearly a week into a hunger strike, have criticized university President Tim Wolfe over the handling of issues of race and discrimination.

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