3 charged during demonstrations over Confederate statue in Pittsboro

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UPDATE: PITTSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) — Demonstrations took place again in Pittsboro Saturday over a Confederate memorial with three people now facing various charges, officials say.

Just last weekend three people were cited or charged in the protests and counter-protests near the historic courthouse.

On Saturday, Chatham County deputies said protesters and counter-protestors “assembled on the sides of East Street in Pittsboro.”

The groups began gathering around 10 a.m., deputies said.

“Currently approximately 30 protestors and or counter-protestors have assembled,” deputies said as of 2:15 p.m.

By 3:45 p.m., there were about 10 people on each side of the street, according to photos from a CBS 17 reporter at the scene.

The protests ended around 5 p.m. and no injuries were reported, deputies said.

However, deputies said the following three people were arrested:

Jessica Lynne Reavis, 40, of Danville, Virginia, was charged with carrying concealed gun and carrying concealed weapon.

Richard Dundas Allen, 43, of Pittsboro was charged with disorderly conduct

Thalia Katheria Considnie, 30, of Durham was charged with disorderly conduct, carrying concealed weapon and weapons at parades.

All three were released on a written promise to appear and are scheduled to appear in District Court in Pittsboro on at 9 a.m. on November 6.

Chatham County Sheriff’s Office deputies and the Pittsboro Police Department monitored the situation throughout the day, officials said.

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PREVIOUS: PITTSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) — Demonstrations are again taking place in Pittsboro Saturday over a Confederate memorial, officials say.

Just last weekend three people were cited or charged in the protests and counter-protests near the Historic Courthouse.

On Saturday, Chatham County deputies said protesters and counter-protestors “have assembled on the sides of East Street in Pittsboro.”

The groups began gathering around 10 a.m., deputies said.

“Currently approximately 30 protestors and or counter-protestors have assembled,” deputies said as of 2:15 p.m.

By 3:45 p.m., the crowd appeared to have dwindled to just a few people on each side of the street, according to a CBS 17 reporter at the scene.

Chatham County Sheriff’s Office deputies and the Pittsboro Police Department are currently at the scene monitoring the situation, officials said.

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