Protesters in Durham toppled a confederate monument Monday evening on Main St. right outside the old Durham County courthouse in response to the events that took place over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.
A woman used a ladder to climb onto the statue and wrapped a roped around the neck. Protesters, in unison, chanted the words “No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA” as the statue was pulled to the ground. Multiple protesters then ran up to the statue kicking and taking pictures of it with their phones.
At approximately 9:11pm on Monday night North Carolina Govenor Roy Cooper tweeted:
“Durham police later said that they monitored the protest to make sure they were “safe” but did not interfere with the statue toppling because it happened on county property.”
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Sources: CBS North Carolina