Students topple ‘Silent Sam’ statue

Local

Several hundred people gathered on the University of North Carolina’s campus Monday night to protest the “Silent Sam” statue.

Protesters knocked down the statue around 9:20 p.m. Monday.

Fall semester classes begin Tuesday at UNC.

Protestors were calling for the statue’s immediate removal. One student vowed to wear a noose around his neck until it was taken down.

UNC Police said that one person who attended the rally was arrested and charged with resisting arrest.

The protesters marched down Franklin Street towards Carrboro following the rally at Silent Sam on campus.

Chapel Hill police had to shut down Franklin Street between Raleigh Street and Church Street.

Protesters then toppled the statue back on campus.

“Silent Sam” is set to be discussed for the first time in a state meeting on Wednesday. 

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

LKQD Outstream

Trending Stories

news-app-download-apple-350x50news-app-download-android-350x50