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University of Missouri fires professor who tried to block journalist at protest

The University of Missouri fired Melissa Click, an associate professor of communications, after she shouted, "I need some muscle over here," in an attempt to bar a student journalist from photographing a campus demonstration, the college announced Thursday.

Click's actions, which were captured on video, incited international controversy regarding the limits of free speech and the right to protest. The Nov. 9 demonstration in question followed a series of racially charged protests on campus, culminating in the university president's resignation on the same day.