Students Protest Ahead of Obama's Civil Rights Speech

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The day before President Obama gives his keynote address at the LBJ Presidential Library's Civil Rights Summit, a group of about 30 protesters took aim at the president’s record on deportations during a demonstration at the University of Texas at Austin.

“I want to show my community that I’m here for them, that I will fight for them,” said Juan Belman, 21, an engineering major and one of four protesters who chained themselves to a statue of Martin Luther King Jr. during Tuesday’s demonstration on the east side of campus.

An immigrant himself, Belman said his ...

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