More than 200 protesters topple a Confederate statue at the University of North Carolina

Silent Sam is the latest symbol of white supremacy to fall.

More than 200 protesters toppled a controversial Confederate statue on the campus of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill on Monday. Video footage showed the crowd jeering and cheering as they brought down the 105-year-old statue known as “Silent Sam,” which students have long regarded as a symbol of white supremacy.

The group gathered around the bronze statue in the early evening, holding signs and chanting, “Stand...


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