ALABAMA — AUBURN, Ala.
— The students at Alabama’s public university are being told to move on.
The students have occupied a large portion of the campus, chanting and holding signs reading, “Save Alabama” and “Free the Pigs.”
They are now being told they have until Sept. 9 to vacate the building, according to university spokeswoman Dana Johnson.
The protest was initiated after a video of a student being arrested in January surfaced.
The video showed him being pulled over by Auburn Police for allegedly not having a license plate.
The university says the video shows the officer’s actions in the line of duty.
The protesters have been calling for the resignation of university President Gene Smith and university President Drew Faust.
They say Smith should resign, as he has not shown leadership in addressing racism and racism on campus.
The university is holding a news conference Tuesday afternoon to address the protesters.