Protesters in Selma Violate Court Order

Associated Press

Activists protesting the ouster of Selma's first black school superintendent camped out Sunday at City Hall despite a court order barring them from the building outside business hours.

"We're waiting to notify the judge that they're violating the order," Mayor Joe Smitherman said.

Blacks have staged nearly continuous protests at City Hall and have shouted down council members at meetings recently to protest the white-controlled school board's decision against renewing the contract of Norward Roussell.

Roussell and his supporters blame his dismissal on racism.

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