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Protesters in Seattle Disperse from Streets After Rallying in Support of University of Missouri

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UPDATE: SEATTLE, WA - University of Washington students who were out supporting University of Missouri students have now left the streets and it appears they did not make it to the freeway.

Protests by students at the University of Missouri recently led to the resignation of several high level officials over racially charged incidents at the school.

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Near the University of Washington students are protesting Thursday night in response to The University of Missouri.

Reports say the crowd trying to march on the freeway.

The latest in the incidents at the University of Missouri is that it's governing board has appointed a recently retired black senior administrator from its flagship campus to be the university system's interim president.
    
The Board of Curators named 68-year-old Michael Middleton on Thursday to lead the four-campus university system until a permanent replacement is found.
    
Middleton takes over from Tim Wolfe, who resigned Monday amid student-led protests over his administration's handling of racial complaints. The Columbia campus' chancellor, R. Bowen Loftin, also announced Monday he would be leaving his position at year's end for a new role at the school.
    
Middleton retired as deputy chancellor of the Columbia campus in August and became a deputy chancellor emeritus. He has been working part-time to assist Loftin design a plan to increase inclusion and diversity on campus.
    
Prosecutors have charged a third Missouri man with posting online threats to attack a college campus.
    
Nineteen-year-old Tyler Bradenberg, of St. Louis, was charged Thursday with a felony count of making a terrorist threat. An arrest warrant has been issued for him.
    
Authorities say Brandenberg posted "I'm gonna shoot up this school" on the anonymous messaging app Yik Yak on Wednesday. It was apparently aimed at the Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla, where he studied chemical engineering for a semester last fall.
    
A Rolla detective says Brandenberg admitted he posted the threat. An S&T spokeswoman says technology was used to try to make it appear the post was made from the Rolla campus, but it wasn't.
    
The threats follow protests over the University of Missouri's handling of racial issues that helped force two top officials to resign.
 

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