Univ. of Missouri fires instructor after student run-ins

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The University of Missouri has fired an assistant professor who was suspended after run-ins with student journalists during protests last year on the Columbia campus.

Top administrators announced Melissa Click's dismissal on Thursday.

Click was suspended after she was videotaped calling for "some muscle" to remove a student videographer from protests in November that were spurred by what activists said was administrators' indifference to racial issues.

More recently, police body camera footage from the October homecoming parade shows Click telling police to get their hands off students and cursing at an officer who grabbed her shoulder.

Click has said she regretted her actions.