VIDEO: College Student Arrested After Toppling Century-Old Confederate Statue In North Carolina
By Fox News // August 15, 2017
ABOVE VIDEO: Protesters topple confederate statue in Durham, NC.
(FOX NEWS) – A college student was arrested Tuesday for toppling a nearly century-old statue of a Confederate soldier Monday in North Carolina in front of a cheering crowd.
Takiya Thompson, 22, brought a ladder up to the statue and used a rope to pull down the Confederate Soldiers Monument that was dedicated in 1924, according to The Associated Press.
A diverse crowd of dozens cheered as the statue of a soldier holding a rifle fell to the ground in front of an old courthouse building that now houses local government offices in Durham County.
Seconds after the monument fell, protesters began kicking the crumpled bronze monument.
“I’m tired of white supremacy keeping its foot on my neck and the necks of people who look like me,” Thompson said at a news conference. “That statue glorifies the conditions that oppressed people live in, and it had to go.”
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