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Protesters Completely Destroy Confederate Monument In Response to Charlottesville Violence

By Collin Gossel

On August 14, liberal protesters took to the streets in Durham, North Carolina, responding to the violence and hatred this past weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Charlottesville conflict centered around the scheduled removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, and NC protesters showed their anger by tearing down a monument to fallen confederate soldiers. 

Protesters’ original plan didn’t necessarily include toppling the statue: 

Liberal groups have long called for the monument's removal :