Mizzou professor who blocked media at protest charged with assault

📸: Mark Schierbecker📸: Mark Schierbecker

A misdemeanor simple assault charge was filed Monday against a University of Missouri assistant professor who received nationwide attention when she called for “some muscle” to help her remove a student journalist from a protest site on campus in November.

The office of Columbia, Mo., prosecutor Steve Richey said that Melissa Click, who works in Missouri’s communication department, faces a Class C misdemeanor simple assault charge for the incident in which she was filmed having physical contact and berating a student journalist. The student was trying to conduct interviews at a campsite that was set up on the university’s quad by students protesting the treatment of African-Americans by administrators.

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