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Calls For Removal Of Confederate Flag Outside SC Statehouse Grow In Wake Of Race-Fueled Charleston Church Shooting

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According to WTVD protesters in Durham have destroyed a Confederate statue outside of a courthouse. The monument was a Confederate soldier holding a rifle. It was erected in 1924 and had an inscription on it that read “in memory of the boys who wore the gray.”

Over 100 people came out to protest the monument as one person threw some rope around it and tore it down to the ground.

Protestors then went on to kick and stomp the statue as it laid on the ground.

Protesters then moved on to walk down to Roxboro Street at Main Street, where the blocked the intersection. The protesters later marched to the site of the new Durham Police headquarters, which is under construction. Durham Police remained close by but kept their distance from the protesters. The protest is now over but there is a police presence outside of the courthouse.

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