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Eastern Michigan students appealing discipline after protest

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YPSILANTI, MI (AP) -

Students who protested after racist graffiti was found on buildings at Eastern Michigan University are appealing discipline for continuing a peaceful sit-in at a student center after it closed for the evening.

The Detroit Free Press reports the school issued formal reprimands to two students and deferred suspensions for two others for their actions in early November.

Michael Wood, a senior who is one of those involved, told the newspaper students asked for a formal appeals hearing. Wood says students plan to keep protesting.

The Ypsilanti school says students violated the school's student code of conduct by continuing their protest after being warned to leave. Eastern says it can't discuss specifics due to privacy laws, but notes there are no sanctions issued that include expulsion or would delay graduation.

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