University of Michigan protest: Watch video of the tuition equality rally and arrests
Seven students and one University of Michigan alumnus were arrested for blocking traffic in Ann Arbor as they protested the school's current tuition policies for unauthorized immigrants.
Roughly 50 protesters clogged the intersection of State Street and South University Avenue, outside the Michigan Union, on Wednesday evening. Each called for U-M to offer in-state tuition rates for unauthorized immigrants who attend high school in Michigan.
At about 6:40 p.m. police instructed the protesters to leave the intersection or face arrest. All but eight left and went to the sidewalk. The eight protesters remaining were arrested on misdemeanors of disorderly conduct and not complying with police orders.
See a video report below: