Protester Pulled Down a Confederate Statue In Durham, North Carolina
According to USA Today, there are more than 700 Confederate monuments in the United States.
As of tonight, there is one less.
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At 7:00 pm eastern time on Monday evening, protesters threw a rope around a Confederate monument outside of a courthouse in Durham, North Carolina, and took it down. This comes after the weekend of violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Derrick Lewis, a CBS reporter based in North Carolina, caught the footage and uploaded it on social media. "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!” can be heard as the statue went tumbling down.
#BREAKING Protesters in #Durham topple confederate monument downtown pic.twitter.com/a3BNIavyxC
— Derrick Lewis (@DerrickQLewis) August 14, 2017
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a website dedicated to southern history. They describe the statue — which was dedicated May 10th, 1924 — that sits in front of the courthouse as:
"An armed and uniformed soldier stands atop a granite tower adorned with the Confederate seal. On the base of the monument are four stone cannon balls and two lighted lamps. In total the monument stands approximately fifteen feet high."
North Carolina Governor Roy Coopersoon tweeted, implying that he wasn't pleased with how the statue was removed.
Meanwhile, the protesters who removed the statue seemed unbothered.
SOURCE: Twitter, Huffington Post