Students Protest Against Police 

Colby College President William D. Adams will hold a public forum Wednesday, April 15, at 8 p.m., regarding the events of Sunday, April 12, that resulted in the arrests of two students. The forum will take place at the Alfond Rink in Colby’s Alfond Athletic Center.President Adams and his senior administrative colleagues will answer questions and speak to the concerns that have been expressed.A Web site providing updates from the College is available at College students demonstrated in protest Tuesday against the arrests of two students at the campus in the early morning hours of Easter Sunday. Organizers of Tuesday’s lunch-hour rally say police and college security used excessive force and that the treatment received by one of those arrested may have been racially motivated. Police from Waterville and three neighboring communities, plus sheriff’s deputies and state troopers, responded to a call for additional police support. Authorities say two drunken students were arrested after they interfered with efforts to help a student who was ill. Protesters have released a video clip of the arrests that they say backs up their case that excessive force was used.