North Carolina Protesters Topple Confederate Monument

Days after the violent rally in Charlottesville, protesters in Durham toppled a Confederate monument with the goal of smashing white supremacy.

Carter Sherman

Protesters in Durham, North Carolina, toppled a Confederate monument Monday evening, just days after a rally over a similar monument in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly.

The protesters, who told CBS North Carolina that their goal was to "smash white supremacy," originally met at the statue, which stands in front of Durham County's old courthouse. As they chanted "No KKK! No fascist USA!," the protesters looped a rope around the statue's neck and pulled it to the ground. Several people also appeared to kick the statue, which honored "the boys who wore the gray," once it had been torn down.

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