Hofstra students protest over statue of Thomas Jefferson

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Demonstrators at Hofstra's Hempstead campus Friday called for the removal of a statue of President Thomas Jefferson.

They want the statue of Jefferson removed because he was a slave owner. 

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Others say the statue should stay because of Jefferson's role as a founding father.

A school meeting on the issue will be held April 9. 

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