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Wednesday, September 24, 1969

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

"Page Seven"

Wednesday, September 24, 1969 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven

Students occupy

LSA Building

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LSA Bldg. because they could not
gain access to the Administration
Bldg.
At 6 p.m. Fleming entered the
LSA Bldg. and warned those who
had decided to remain that the
University was seeking the re-
straining order. Most of the dem-
onstrators then either left the
building or moved to the second
floor where they remained early
into the morning.
"We have no more interest in
arresting them than you have,"
Fleming said after announcing he
would seek an injunction against
the sit-in. "But if they insist on
a showdown . .
Crowds began to form around
the building after Fleming left the
building.
At 8:20 p.m., University Secur-
ity Officer Rolland Gainsley en-
terednthe building and read a
short message from Fleming
warning demonstrators that the
building was closed and that they
were ordered to vacate.
The attempt to serve the in-
junction came at about 10:30
p.m., but Ann Arbor Police Chief
Walter Krasny could not pass
through the people surrounding
the doors to the building. At that
time there were about 1,500 dem-
onstrators blocking the building's
four entrances.
An attempt was made by lawyer
Don Koster to get the opportunity
to argue the injunction before the
issuing judge. Koster, represent-
ing several students sitting-in at
the LSA Bldg., tried to contact
Ann Arbor judges after University
Attorney Peter Forsythe refused
to divulge exactly what type of
injunction would be asked and
before which judge the injunction
would be sought.
"I called Forsythe to see what
he would be asking for. He re-
fused to tell me what he would
ask, and where, not allowing me
any chance to represent those
people," Koster said.
At 9:30 p.m., those sitting-in'
on the second floor of the LSA
Bldg. received word that Fleming
had agreed to meet with one rep-
resentative of the protesters.

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Fleming talks outside locked Ad. Bldg.

After the meeting, Chester told significant risk that the Legis-
the demonstrators in the LSA lature would react by cutting the
Bldg. that Fleming "was unwilling appropriations to the University
to participate, he refused to ne- if Fleming does not take firm ac-
gotiate and after ten minutes, he tion to stop the protest.
walked out." Harris and Weinberg also agreed
Davis said Fleming indicated he that by making his anti-VietnamI
was unwilling to negotiate under War speech last week, Fleming
pressure. Fleming also said he did had made himself more open to
not care if he didn't remain presi- serious reaction from conservative
dent, but that he didn't want to political factions.
negotiate under pressure," Davis Vice President for Academic
reported. Afi -1t . Ctih isoif n

action. The sit-ins in the LSA
Bldg. over classified research in
1968 and over literary college
language requirements last spring
were single actions, he noted.
By midnight the crowd settled
down for a long haul. "They pro-
bably won't come until six in the
morning," said one student. Most
appeared ready to wait that long.
Around the entrances to t h e
buildings, people snuggled under
blankets to keep warm. A num-
ber of people were playing gui-
tars, harmonicas and other in-
struments. In the middle of Re-
gents plaza two people put on a
guerilla theatre presentation.

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Davis described the president as interview, said yesterday's situa-
"extremely nervous and tense." tion was different from previous
He said Vice President for Aca- demonstrations because of the
demic Affairs Allan F. Smith was demonstrations over the past few
also at the meeting. days which had led up to this
In an interview, Mayor Robert '
Harris and history Prof. Ger - '
hardhard Weinberg, a member r
of SACUA, said Fleming was signi- ] COM
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The group discussed the offer They admitted that in several
and agreed to send Eric Chester demonstrations in the same build-
as their representative. They man- ing over the past two years, the
dated to him to agree that the University had successfully avoid-
sit-in would end if Fleming agreed ed trouble bynot calling in the
to call a meeting of the Regents police. But they added that the
within 24 hours with the clear president's political position pre-
understanding that there would; sently was such that inaction was

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be favorable action on the SGC
bookstore proposal.
The meeting had been arranged
by SGC member Robert Hirshon,
and former SGC member Michael
Davis. They met Chester at the'
door of the Ad. Bldg. at 9:50 p.m..
and the three were allowed to
enter. Reporters were barred from
the meeting.
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Harris insisted there was a
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