Video: Protesters tear down Confederate Statue in North Carolina
From Nuel Anaba
A group of protesters in Durham, N.C. pulled down a Confederate statue outside a government building on Monday evening.
The statue, called the Confederate Soldiers Monument, was dedicated to the city in 1924 and stands outside a government building that houses offices such as the county manager and the county attorney.
It depicts a soldier along with the words “In memory of the boys who wore the gray,” in reference to the color of the Confederate forces during the Civil War.
The monument also features a seal engraved with “The Confederate States of America.”
The action took place just two days after violence erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, when protesters clashed with white nationalists rallying against the removal of another Confederate statue.
The group in Durham gathered outside the old Durham County courthouse, according to local CBS-affiliate WNCN.
A woman used a ladder to climb up the statue around 7 p.m. and tied a rope to it. Others then pulled the rope, toppling the statue to the ground.
Protesters can be seen kicking the statue and celebrating its fall in videos taken at the scene. The crowd was chanting phrases such as “We are the revolution” and “No KKK, no fascist USA.”