CORRECTION: A previous version of this story said protesters said they were told to vacate the area by sunrise. Joanne Peters Denny, a UNC spokesperson, said students were not told they needed to physically move themselves. The story has been updated to reflect this change. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.
Update, 11:05a.m.: The Daily Tar Heel has recieved a statement from University spokesperson Joanne Peters Denny.
"The University supports the free expression of ideas, and we appreciate the commitment of our students to an issue they are passionate about," she said.
"At the same time, we have a responsibility to maintain the cleanliness and order of all campus open spaces and grounds. The Facilities Use Policy does not allow for any sign to be posted or hung on the outside of buildings or other campus-facing surfaces, and it does not allow for temporary structures to be erected below the drip line of the canopy, which would include McCorkle Place. We strive to enforce this policy as consistently as possible across campus, and do not consider the content of the signs in doing so in order to ensure all groups are treated equally.”