Anti-Trump Democrats are calling for all Confederate monuments to be destroyed. That’s why this arrest came as very bad news to them…
Fox News reported that a 22 year-old college student has been arrested for her role in toppling a Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina on Monday night. Takiya Thompson pulled a ladder up to the statue and used a rope to pull down the Confederate Soldiers Monument that was dedicated in 1924. A disturbing video showed a crowd cheering as she toppled the statue over.
“I’m tired of white supremacy keeping its foot on my neck and the necks of people who look like me,” Thompson said at a news conference. “That statue glorifies the conditions that oppressed people live in, and it had to go.”
Thompson, who is a student at the historically black North Carolina Central University, faces vandalism misdemeanor and felony charges, including for property damage and participation in a riot. Her arrest came after Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews said that his officers are trying to identify the protesters who were involved in the riot.
“We decided that restraint and public safety would be our priority,” Andrews said in a statement posted on his agency’s website. “As the Sheriff, I am not blind to the offensive conduct of some demonstrators nor will I ignore their criminal conduct.”
“My deputies showed great restraint and respect for the constitutional rights of the group expressing their anger and disgust for recent events in our country,” he added. “Racism and incivility have no place in our country or Durham.”
Andrews went on to ask city and county officials to establish guidelines and safe spaces for protesters to “prevent demonstrations from becoming disruptive and as we witnessed in Charlottesville, dangerous.”
“My Agency has been the focus of demonstrations for more than a year, most of them peaceful,” Andrews continued. “However, now may be the time for Durham to consider what is the best way to respond to continued protests while respecting every resident’s right to voice their opinion.”
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