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Student protesters ejected from Ohio State board meeting

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A group of Ohio State University students opposed to sweatshop labor was ejected by the university’s president from a trustees’ meeting.

The Columbus Dispatch reported Saturday that about a dozen students showed up at Friday’s Board of Trustees meeting to object to an athletic apparel contract the university is considering with the merchandising arm of the Dallas Cowboys.

The newspaper reported that the students interrupted OSU President E. Gordon Gee to ask that the contract be dropped from consideration. They alleged the contract supports sweatshop labor.

The report said Gee told them he doesn’t “negotiate in public” and demanded they leave.

Campus police escorted the students out.

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