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The Nation : Protesters Scuffle at Yale

Anti-apartheid protesters scuffled with Yale University police in New Haven, Conn., as about 200 demonstrators chanted divestiture slogans at members of the school’s board of trustees. Among the members of the Yale Corp. who left a university building behind police lines was former Secretary of State Cyrus R. Vance. A. Bartlett Giamatti, Yale president, led the trustees out of the building. Earlier, Giamatti encountered more than 30 signs protesting apartheid as he was about to deliver his annual graduation speech. The students put their signs down after less than a minute, as Giamatti remained silent and audience members clapped or hissed. There were no arrests. Yale owns about $400 million in stocks in companies that do business in South Africa. This spring, about 322 arrests were made during campus protests.


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