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7 Arrested at Protest Over Torn-Down Confederate ‘Silent Sam’ Statue at UNC

7 Arrested at Protest Over Torn-Down Confederate ‘Silent Sam’ Statue at UNCThree people were also charged



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Confederate toppling looms over debate about other statues

Confederate toppling looms over debate about other statuesCHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Protesters at North Carolina's flagship university took advantage of a non-confrontational police response to topple a century-old Confederate statue that's long been the target of critics who say it symbolizes racism.



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Police seek protesters who toppled Confederate statue in North Carolina

Police seek protesters who toppled Confederate statue in North CarolinaProtesters pulled the statue down with rope, cheering as it lay face down in the mud, its head and back covered in dirt. The university system’s board chair, Harry Smith, and president, Margaret Spellings, denounced the toppling of the statue in a joint statement. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, a Democrat, said in a statement he shared protesters “frustration” over statues but condemned the violent destruction of public property.



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Protesters pull down Confederate statue at University of North Carolina

Protesters pull down Confederate statue at University of North CarolinaPolice stand guard after the Confederate statue known as ‘Silent Sam’ was toppled by protesters. The controversial “Silent Sam” statue on the campus of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill has been toppled by protesters. WRAL-TV reports that more than 300 people gathered at the Peace and Justice Plaza at about 7.30 on Monday evening before marching to the Confederate statue’s base and calling for its removal.



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Barack Obama Gets School Named After Him In Former Confederate Capital

Barack Obama Gets School Named After Him In Former Confederate CapitalThe school board in Richmond, Virginia, on Monday night voted to rename an



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The Latest: Student: Confederate flag theft sparked protests

The Latest: Student: Confederate flag theft sparked protestsAUBURN, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Confederate flag demonstrations outside of a Michigan high school (all times local):



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Confederate flag-bearing trucks park outside Michigan school

Confederate flag-bearing trucks park outside Michigan schoolAUBURN, Mich. (AP) — Students and others with Confederate flags flying from or painted on their pickup trucks parked for a second day outside of a central Michigan high school, prompting other students to hold a counter-demonstration against racism and bigotry.



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Tennessee Republicans Punish Memphis For Removing Confederate Statues

Tennessee Republicans Punish Memphis For Removing Confederate StatuesTennessee's Republican-controlled House on Tuesday retaliated against Memphis



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Black Lives Matter Activist Who Snatched Confederate Flag Killed In New Orleans

Black Lives Matter Activist Who Snatched Confederate Flag Killed In New OrleansA Black Lives Matter activist who made headlines last year when he leaped through police tape to grab a Confederate flag away from a protester was fatally shot in New Orleans early Tuesday morning.



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Ivanka Trump's Vacation Picture Has A Confederate Flag In The Background

Ivanka Trump's Vacation Picture Has A Confederate Flag In The BackgroundOne of Ivanka Trump’s photos from her family’s holiday break in Florida is causing quite the stir.



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