NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08: Host Jordan Klepper during a taping of Comedy Central's "The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper" at Hotel Pennsylvania on February 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for Comedy Central)
Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for Comedy Central
Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for Comedy Central

TMZ: Former ‘Daily Show’ correspondent Jordan Klepper arrested in Atlanta at protest for undocumented students

Originally posted Tuesday, February 12, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

TMZ reports that former “Daily Show” correspondent Jordan Klepper was arrested this morning during a protest about undocumented students at the Board of Regents system office across from the Georgia State Capitol. 

At about 10:13 a.m., he and several others refused to leave the Board of Regents meeting. They were charged with criminal trespass, according to the Georgia State Capitol Police. 

“Nine individuals started chanting, disrupting the meeting. The group was asked to disperse,” the statement said. “They then locked arms and refused to leave... They were taken to the Fulton County Jail.”
Klepper was reportedly shooting a documentary. 

They were demonstrating against a state’s policy that denies in-state tuition rates to undocumented students

The often sardonic comic was on “The Daily Show” for several years, then hosted his own show “The Opposition” on Comedy Central for a year. That was cancelled after one season last summer. 

The individuals that were arrested were identified as:

UPDATE: On Wednesday, February 13,  now out of jail, Klepper posted a note supporting “Dreamers,” undocumented immigrants who came to the United States with their parents and kids. He wants them to get the same in-state tuition support as citizens and access to the top colleges in Georgia. 

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Rodney Ho
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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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