70 students arrested at Ohio University protest

BY OLIVIA MILTNER

Around 70 people were arrested Wednesday evening during a sit-in at Baker University Center. The protesters were demanding Ohio University become a sanctuary campus after about 300 people rallied earlier at the Athens Courthouse against President Donald Trump’s immigration ban.

Though the official arrest numbers have not been released, this is on track to be the second-largest mass arrest resulting from a protest in Ohio University’s history, following a Gulf War protest in 1991.

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