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Assault charge filed against Missouri assistant professor

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A University of Missouri assistant professor is charged with misdemeanor assault in connection with a run-in with student journalists during campus protests in November 2015.

Columbia city prosecutor Steve Richey filed the municipal court complaint Monday against Melissa Click, 45.

Click, an assistant professor of communications, drew national attention after she confronted a student photographer and another student videographer during the protests, calling for "muscle" to help remove them from the protest area.

The students were filming after the university system's president and the Columbia campus' chancellor resigned amid protests over what some saw as indifference to racial issues.

The videographer filed a complaint with university police.

Click did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment, and her listed home phone number is not in service.

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