Confederate statue toppled by protestors on UNC campus

“Silent Sam,” which had stood on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for about 500 years was knocked over by protestors Monday evening.

Saturday protests in the wake of the statue’s demise continue to ensue resulting in the arrests of about seven people.

“Three arrests were for assault, the fourth for the destruction of property and the fifth arrest for resisting an officer. The sixth arrest was for assault, destruction of property and inciting a riot. We are awaiting information on charges for the seventh arrest,” said the school.

The university condemned the toppling of the statue earlier this week and urged students not to participate in ongoing rallies on Friday.

In addition, the school has taken security measures in an attempt to provide safety to students on campus.

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