Violence reported at U-M Board of Regents meeting with protesters, police

A demonstration became violent at the University of Michigan between protesters and police Thursday.

The dispute arose outside a U-M Board of Regents meeting regarding admissions of minority students.

The incident occurred at about 3:30 p.m. outside the meeting in the Michigan Union Anderson Room.

University of Michigan Spokesman Rick Fitzgerald says eight protesters were arrested after they broke through a table barrier, knocking over four tables. 

Fitzgerald says police tackled the protesters, while the meeting continued after the incident. 

Police maintained a "heavy presence" outside the meeting, which continued after closing its doors. 

Protesters continued chanting outside without further physical conflict.

Photos and video courtesy of Banen Al-Sheemary, who witnessed the incident.

Stay with FOX 2 for more information as it becomes available.

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