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UK march planned in response to Obama effigy

A march and candlelight vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday on the University of Kentucky campus in response to the hanging of an effigy of presidential candidate Barack Obama last week.

W. Tyler Montell, UK's student body president, said in an e-mail that leaders from several campus groups have organized the march, which will start at the free speech area near the Student Center patio and end at the Mineral and Mining Resources Building, near the tree where the effigy was hung.

"This march is just the beginning of opening a dialogue about improving our campus," Montell said in the e-mail, adding that more discussion was planned.

Two men, UK senior Joe Fischer, 22, and his friend Hunter Bush, 21, of Lexington, have pleaded not guilty to charges in connection with the hanging of the effigy early Wednesday.