On Monday, anti-racist protesters in Durham, North Carolina pulled down a statue dedicated to the "unknown soldiers" who fought to defend slavery, which was adorned with "a seal engraved with 'The Confederate States of America'" and the words, "In memory of the boys who wore gray."
Authorities called for the police to investigate the action and arrest people for removing a monument to people who fought against the US Army for the right to enslave people. Yesterday, the protesters involved responded by gathering with hundreds of supporters at the local police station to turn themselves in.
Wow! Line of residents in Durham, NC attempting to turn themselves in for 'crime' of removing Confederate Monuments
(photo Katina Parker) pic.twitter.com/DjdNS8S6rc
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Residents of Durham Showed Us What Patriotism Looks Like
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(Photo: Katina Parker)