Protesters in Durham, NC pulled down a confederate statue. The Confederate Soldiers Monument was dedicated to the city in 1924 and depicted a soldier who fought for the confederacy.
According to WNCN, a women used a ladder to tie a rope around the statue before other protesters pulled the statue down.
— Derrick Lewis (@DerrickQLewis) August 14, 2017
— Derrick Lewis (@DerrickQLewis) August 15, 2017
Democratic Governor Roy Cooper took to twitter to comment on the incident.
The racism and deadly violence in Charlottesville is unacceptable but there is a better way to remove these monuments #durham – RC
— Governor Roy Cooper (@NC_Governor) August 15, 2017
This event comes two days after protesters and counter-protesters clashed at a “Unite The Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA that left one person dead after a car plowed through counter-protesters and two more dead when a police helicopter crashed.