About 100 activists walked down to the jail to support 3 people turning themselves in Thursday morning in connection with the toppling of the Confederate statue on Monday. Initially, the supportive crowd planned to “symbolically” turn themselves in, but officials at the jail blocked their entry into the buildings.
Dante Emmanuel Strobino, 35, Ngoc Loan Tran, 24, and Peter Hull Gilbert, 39, all of Durham, were arrested on Wednesday for their alleged participation in the removal of a Confederate statue on Monday. They appeared in court for the first time on Thursday.
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Takiya Thompson tells reporters why she chose to climb a Confederate statue in Durham and attach a rope to help pull the statue over. Thompson was arrested after holding a press conference on the campus of N.C. Central University, where she is a student.
Takiyah Thompson, a member of Workers World Party and student at N.C. Central University is arrested after activists held a press conference at NC Central University Tuesday afternoon, August 15, 2017. In a release Thompson said she was the one who tied a rope around the soldier’s neck so that others could pull the statue to the ground.
Video: Logan Smith, who runs @YesYoureRacist Twitter account, has received death threats after he identified some of the protesters from the Charlottesville incident on his social media account. Besides the few threats, he said the response has been overwhelmingly supportive.
Video: Hundreds gathered in downtown Durham to show their support for victims of the violence which erupted Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, and some gathered express stronger political opinions Sunday evening.
A few hundred demonstrators gathered Sunday at the Silent Sam statue, a memorial to Confederate soldiers, on the University of North Carolina’s Chapel Hill campus violent clashes between white supremacists and counter protesters in Charlottesville, Va. turned deadly on Saturday.