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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Protesters Destroy ‘Silent Sam’ Confederate Monument on UNC Campus

On Monday evening, a large group of protesters destroyed a 105-year-old Confederate statue named “Silent Sam” standing on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

On the evening of August 20, a group of students gathered to demand that university officials remove the statue that has stood since 1913 on McCorkle Place in the university’s upper quad. But after several hours of chanting and speaking about the destruction of the statue, the protesters took the situation into their own hands and tore the monument down, ABC 11 reported.

Many of the protesters were rallying in solidarity with former UNC graduate student Maya Little who was facing expulsion as well as criminal charges for covering the statue with red paint back in May.

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Anonymous said...

Should be in jail and their parents (?) made to pay. Irrespectful turd$

Anonymous said...

hopefully arrests were made, i am sure there is video evidence.
prosecution should be simple

Anonymous said...

Well I hope they all feel better with protesting and then destroying a STATUE they didn't like. Statue's are representations of the past - to remind folks of the past.

Sometimes reminders prevent repeats, but if you remove the reminders altogether (as if it never happened), how can one ever learn?

Wish all this energy protesting could be used for something productive

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Anonymous said...

Hopefully we will repeat it then since that's where it's heading.

Anonymous said...

By who a Obama Liberal judge ?

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Anonymous said...

First I heard that Obama was encouraging civil I'm hearing Trump wants civil war. None of this makes any sense.