Skip to comments.Seven arrested at protest on UNC-CH campus; 3 accused of toppling Silent Sam formally charged
Posted on 08/25/2018 11:59:06 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
Chapel Hill, N.C. At least seven people were arrested after a group of protesters gathered Saturday on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to demonstrate just days after the controversial Silent Sam statue was toppled.
A small group began gathering on campus at about 10 a.m., and protesters chanted "no platform for white supremacists" after a man showed up in clothing reminiscent of a Confederate soldier.
That man, Casey Becknell, came to the protest from Davidison County to show support for the Silent Sam statue that was torn down when about 300 people gathered at the site of the statue, surrounded it with banners and marched across campus chanting and singing before eventually toppling it.
"I don't protest, I don't. If something drives on my heart, I'm going to go for it and this kind of touched my heart," Becknell said.
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Related story: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3680836/posts - 'Silent Sam' is down: Protesters topple Confederate statue on UNC campus
So far only 3 have been charged with the toppling of Silent Sam vandalism. One of these three also toppled a statue in Durham, NC - and was charged in that incident - but that person was found not guilty. IOW, nothing happened to that person then and it is doubtful anything significant will happen in this incidence.
More from the WRAL report:
UNC-Chapel Hill officials said seven people have been arrested in connection with the protests. Danielle Shochet and Barry Brown were charged with simple assault, John Quick was charged with assault, Kristin Emory was charged with resisting arrest, Alexander Joustra and Lillian Laura Price were charged with injury and damage to property and Thomas Bruefach was charged with causing a public disturbance.
One of the men was arrested after UNC police accused him of threatening a Silent Sam supporter and another was arrested after stomping on a Confederate flag and breaking its flag post. A third person was arrested after trying to set fire to a Confederate flag, sparking jeers against the police...
Jonathan Fitzgerald Fuller, 27, Lauren Aucoin, 23, and Raul Arce Jimenez, 27, were all charged with misdemeanor rioting and misdemeanor defacing a public monument. UNC police said the investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are possible.
According to the Defend Durham group, Jimenez was charged with tearing down a Confederate monument in Durham last year
the white proud man looks gay...
Im saving that
That is 100%, completely true.
The liberal double-standard
WTF was the point of the American Civil War if this is America now?
America built the highest standard of living in the world. It became the most powerful nation on Earth in recent centuries and lead the world in many ways.
Now, the ungodly forces of the left and insurrectionists are tearing the country apart. And a good portion of them are cheered on by Hollywood and the liberal media.
Any of us over 50 and maybe even over 40 don’t recognize the country we had 15, 20, 30, 40, 50 or 60 years ago (if you’re old enough).
White, male, conservative, Christian - any combination of 2 or more are free-fire targets of the left’s lies.
Hold onto your hats, FRiends.
To destroy the country you must destroy the past. And they’re doing just that.
” At about 5 p.m., however, approximately 30 people who had gathered left the area and an organizer said the event had been canceled because they were “tired.””
The squishy modern protestor
These rent a mobs that the commies run are getting boring.......and costly
Your comment makes no sense
They seem old for students.
It seems like damaging a priceless historical monument would be a felony, especially for a repeat offender. If not, they need to pass an anti-Taliban law.
The N.C. triangle is a bastion of progressive liberalism.....cancer to the max.
And the triangle consists of what?.....Raleigh.....Durham
I can assure you in North Carolina flyover country is where the real patriots live ......Western North Carolina put the state over the top for Donald Trump
We dont tolerate rent a mobs
CW2 has started...time to get ready for war.
Isn’t protesting so-called white supremacy like protesting the outcome of Super Bowl I?
The game is over and everyone knows the result. European/Christian culture was and is the focus of and model for the world, including Asian nations which even now emulate the West. They certainly aren’t using Kenya or Ghana as a model or even their own history as same.
Supremacy is not a plan or a plot....it’s a reality. And as usual leftists want to deny reality by throwing violent tantrums.
I will expect there will be 4 people who will emerge from all the protests, and take leadership positions. They will call them selves the “Gang of Four”. They will bloody our country, and carry calendars showing it is really 1949. No?
Yes, I think these were non-student agitators.
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