Durham County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a woman for allegedly knocking down the Confederate statue in downtown Durham last night.
Officers picked up 22-year-old Takiyah Thompson shortly after a news conference on Tuesday at NC Central University. According to police Thompson climbed a ladder and tied a rope around the next of the statue before the crowd tore it down.
Thompson is charged with
disorderly conduct by injury to a statue (Class II Misdemeanor)
damage to real property (statue as a fixture (Class I Misdemeanor)
participation in a riot with property damage in excess of $1,500 (Class H Felony)
inciting others to riot where there is property damage in excess of $1,500 (Class F Felony)