Felony charges dropped against 7 accused of tearing down Durham Confederate statue

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On Tuesday morning, all felony charges were dropped against seven protesters charged with tearing down a Confederate monument in downtown Durham on Aug. 14. and a judge granted a motion to continue their cases.

Charges had already been dropped against three of the 12 people arrested. Aaron Caldwell, Myles Spigner and Taylor Cook had charges dropped against them last week, Durham County’s District Attorney Roger Echols told CBS North Carolina.

Echols said that “we filed voluntary dismissals for three of the individuals charged” and that there “are related cases pending against 10 others.” Echols said there was no evidence that Caldwell, Spigner and Cook “physically participated in taking the statue down.”

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