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Protesters Topple Confederate Monument in Durham

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Protesters toppled a confederate monument outside a county courthouse in Durham, North Carolina on Monday.

The monument, erected in 1924, was not a statue to a specific person, but depicted a confederate soldier. The front of the monument reads “The Confederate States of America,” according to WNCN.

Violent clashes erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend after white nationalists protested the removal of a Confederate monument there.

WNCN reports that organizers say tonight’s protest is a reaction to the events in Charlottesville this past weekend.

“People can be mobilized and people are angry and when enough people are angry, we don’t have to look to politicians to sit around in air conditions and do nothing when we can do things ourselves,” protester Takiyah Thompson told the station.

Durham police say they monitored the situation to make sure it was safe, but didn’t make any arrests because the statue was on County property.