Silent Sam statue toppled at University of North Carolina


Protesters cheered as they toppled a controversial Confederate monument on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus on Monday evening, August 20.

Video from the UNC campus shows protesters hauling down the monument known as “Silent Sam” using a rope. WRAL reported one person was arrested at the demonstration.

The Facebook event also states the rally was in solidarity with Maya Little, a doctoral student, who is facing a criminal trial for covering the Silent Sam statue in paint and her own blood.

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