Watch Protestors Tear Down A Confederate Monument In North Carolina

The group previously stated that their goal is to “smash white supremacy.”

August 14, 2017

Protestors in Durham, North Carolina took matters into their own hands on Monday evening when they decided to topple a Confederate statue outside of the city's courthouse. According to WNCN, at around 7 p.m. a woman climbed up to the top of the statue and attached a rope to it, after which the crowd pulled down the monument. The video shows several people kicking and spitting on the statue.

ADVERTISEMENT

The monument was dedicated to Durham in 1924. It is engraved with the phrase “The Confederate States of America” and on top of it was a statue of a Confederate soldier.

The protest in Durham was sparked by the events this past weekend in Charlottesville, where a white supremacist rally led to a terror attack that killed counter-protestor Heather Heyer and injured 19 other people. You can find out how to donate to the victims of the attack here.

Watch Protestors Tear Down A Confederate Monument In North Carolina