Protesters pull down Confederate statue in North Carolina

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A peaceful protest organized to stand in solidarity with Charlottesville, Virginia, took a turn Monday when protesters toppled a Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina.

Demonstrators gathered at the old Durham County courthouse around the Confederate Soldiers Monument. The monument, dedicated in 1924, depicts a soldier holding a gun on top of a concrete pillar. The pillar is engraved "In memory of the boys who wore gray." 

During the protest, a person climbed a ladder and tied a rope to the top of the statue as the crowd chanted, "We are the revolution."




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