More than 100 Republican Missouri lawmakers are calling for a University of Missouri assistant professor to be fired in response to her videotaped clash with reporters during campus protests.

The group of lawmakers on Monday announced they sent a letter to the Board of Curators to oust assistant communications professor Melissa Click.

Click didn't immediately respond to a request for comment Monday. A university spokesman declined to comment, saying it's a personnel matter.

Click garnered national attention after she confronted a student photographer. The photographer was filming after the university system's president and the Columbia campus' chancellor resigned amid protests over what some saw as indifference to racial issues.

The video of Click and another professor fanned debate about freedom of the press.

Some Republican lawmakers say she acted inappropriately.

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