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Five hundred Tufts students peacefully occupied the administration building yesterday in support of Afro demands to halt construction of a new dormitory site.

Meanwhile 125 police remained at the site by request of President Burton C. Hallowell to guard against further Afro attempts to obstruct construction. On Wednesday Afro had successfully prevented workers from entering the project site.

Over the weekend students will vote whether to continue the two day boycott of classes that expires on Monday, and Afro will decide upon plans that may in-clude more mass "mill-ins" at the administration building.

Both Afro and the Tufts administration have charged the Volpe Construction Company with radical discrimination in its hiring practices. The firm is owned by the family of U. S. Transportation Secretary John A. Volpe.

President Hallowell has brought suit against the Volpe company, and a hearing has been scheduled for December 22.

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