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Students protest at Board of Regents meeting

Silent protesters showed up at Tuesday's Board of Regents meeting in Atlanta. Silent protesters showed up at Tuesday's Board of Regents meeting in Atlanta.
Students were protesting the State Board of Regent's policy that bans undocumented immigrant students from attending the top five institutions in Georgia. Students were protesting the State Board of Regent's policy that bans undocumented immigrant students from attending the top five institutions in Georgia.
Ashley Rivas-Triana Ashley Rivas-Triana
ATLANTA, GA (WALB) -

Silent protesters showed up at Tuesday's Board of Regents meeting in Atlanta. 

Undocumented immigrant students from the University of Georgia, Emory University,Georgia State University, and the Freedom University stood together in protest.

Their silence was to show their opposition against the State Board of Regents policy that bans them from attending the top five research institutions in the state of Georgia. 

They stood, hand in hand, some with tape over their mouths.

Others wore shirts with Freedom University letters on them.  The Freedom University is a school that provides tuition-free education to undocumented students banned from public higher education in Georgia.

Freedom university student Ashley Rivas-Triana said she's proud of the protest. 

"We don't always have to be super load and disruptive, but we are not going to leave," she said.  "We are going to make ourselves heard and make ourselves seen."

The student protesters said they will continue to protest until the ban is repealed. 

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