Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory blasted what he called “mob rule” at UNC-Chapel Hill Monday night as protesters continued their violent rampage against america's history, toppling a Civil War Soldier's memorial on the university campus. The Charlotte Observer reported that Gov. McCrory asked Tuesday if the protesters are any different from Nazis who tore down statues and burned books in the 1920s and 1930s? Protesters, some not known to be UNC students, brought down the statue known as "Silent Sam" that had stood on campus for over a 100 years. They claimed the statue was a symbol of America's racist heritage. McCrory responded by asking how far will this go and if the Jefferson and Washington monuments should also be removed. Unfortunately, there are people who do think just that way and believe today's activist are laying the groundwork for that eventuality.
AP - The bronze figure of a Southern soldier atop a stone pedestal was erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1913. It had been under constant police surveillance after being vandalized in recent months, costing the university hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The top officials of the University of North Carolina system say the toppling of a Confederate statue on the Chapel Hill campus was "unacceptable, dangerous and incomprehensible." In a statement released Tuesday, UNC board chairman Harry Smith and system President Margaret Spellings say the university won't tolerate the intentional destruction of public property. State Senate leader Phil Berger released his statement after the "Silent Sam" memorial was pulled down during a demonstration by hundreds of people at the University of North Carolina's flagship campus.
Berger said Tuesday "only a civil society that adheres to the rule of law can heal these wounds." He says Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and other politicians must stop labeling violent riots as "rallies."University officials said their hands were tied by a 2015 law that essentially prohibited the permanent removal of "Silent Sam" and limited the relocation of similar Confederate monuments on public property.
A protester who threw a mixture of red ink and her own blood on a Confederate statue says students, campus workers and community did what the University of North Carolina refused to do when they toppled the statue.
Lesbian & Black Lives Matter activist Maya Little, charged with vandalism of the same monument in April said Tuesday that UNC-Chapel Hill had a 100 years to remove the statue. She says the toppling exemplifies activists' commitment to "smashing white supremacy" at UNC.
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