Protesters Tear Down Confederate Statue at UNC
Headline Roundup August 21st, 2018
Protesters toppled a Confederate statue at the University of North Carolina known as Silent Sam, reigniting debate around the controversial monuments. Those who support removing them argue that they are symbols of racism, while opponents say that they preserve history.
Protesters at the University of North Carolina have toppled and desecrated a Confederate monument on campus, chanting “Next up, Charlottesville.”
University of North Carolina police began a criminal probe on Tuesday into the tearing down by activists of a statue of a Confederate soldier, the latest action to dismantle U.S. Civil War symbols amid debate about race and the legacy of slavery.
Protesters toppled the 1913 statue Monday night, making it the latest Civil War memorial to be removed either by government or by demonstrators acting on their own.