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Concerned Student 1950 group welcomes media after previously clashing with journalists

The student group “Concerned Student 1950” at the center of protests at the University of Missouri was welcoming media Tuesday after clashing with journalists Monday.

The group handed out flyers Tuesday morning to media members that said the media has a 1st amendment right to occupy the campsite where group members have camped out for more than a week.

The flyer also said “the media is important to tell our story and experiences at Mizzou to the world” and said “Let us welcome and thank them!”

The flyers come after a video surfaced yesterday showing protesters blocking members of the media from the campsite Monday that was located on a public lawn on MU campus. That video became the subject of national media coverage overnight.

One woman who appears at the end of the video appears to grab the person’s camera who was videoing the standoff after he identifies himself as a journalist. The woman then calls for “some muscle” to help her remove the person taking the video from the campsite.

A website associated with the University of Missouri indicates that woman shown in the video is Melissa Click, an assistant professor of mass media in the university’s department of communication.

ABC 17 News has reached out to officials with the communications department for a comment on the incident but has not heard back. ABC 17 news will keep updating this story as it develops.

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