- Eric Stirgus
- Miguel Martinez The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Police arrested eight people who came to Tuesday’s Georgia Board of Regents meeting to protest the system’s policies that restrict those without legal immigration status.
“This is segregation,” said the Rev. Jonathan Rogers, the first speaker to interrupt the meeting.
Board members left the meeting when the protest began. When they returned, the demonstrators continued their protests. Several demonstrators repeated the phrase “To come for one of us is to come for all of us,” before their removal.
The demonstrators were taken to the Fulton County Jail.
The demonstrators were a mix of faith leaders and current and former University System of Georgia students. Similar protests have been held at recent Board of Regents meetings.