CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Statements from various organizations regarding this weekend's protest express dissatisfaction with how the university handled things, demand that all charges be dropped against the protesters, and say they stand in solidarity with the protesters.

UVA faculty members are also coming together and asking for more transparency from university leadership into how the situation was handled.

A petition, with over 200 signatures, says, in part, "We are shocked and dismayed by the events of that day. Moreover, we have significant questions that require clear answers from President James Ryan and Provost Ian Baucom."

One of the signers says the letter Ryan wrote responding to the events was "short" and "problematic."

"It isn't clear to me and to my colleagues how we got to where we are and so there is disappointment in not having more insight into the process," said Simone Polillo, professor of sociology and department chair.

A university spokesperson said they don't have anything to add to the release that was sent on Saturday evening and the subsequent UVA Today story that was published.

They also told me Ryan and Baucom have been engaged in every step of this and spent Saturday on Grounds helping to oversee UVA's response.