JUSTICE: Protester Who Pulled Down Durham Confederate Statue Is Arrested
Railing against the past will not heal us. History has happened. It’s over and done with. All we can do is to change its course by encouraging what we love instead of destroying what we don’t.
I don’t think BLM or ANIFA have learnt this lesson. In Durham, NC on Monday, protesters tore down a century-old statue of a Confederate soldier. They tied a rope around his neck and pulled it down. It was in protest of the the Unite The Right rally held in Charlottesville. While I was reading up on this story, I came across a Guardian article that made me laugh.
A diverse crowd of dozens cheered as the bronze statue fell and others began to kick it.
I think the Guardian doesn’t want you to get all racist and pin this on one race. What an unnecessary sentence.
The protesters claimed it was a rally against racism, so they decided to tear down a statue of a white man because reasons. Too bad there’s a law that prevents the removal of Confederate monuments on public property without permission from state officials in North Carolina.
NC is not fucking around. One of the women who took part in pulling down the statue has been arrested. Takiyah Thompson, 22, decided there was no better way to spend her Tuesday afternoon than destroying a piece of history.
[She] climbed a ladder to the top of the statue to tie a rope around its neck before the crowd tore it down.
She’s been charged with disorderly conduct by injury to a statue, damage to real property, participation in a riot with property damage in excess of $1,500 and inciting others to riot where there is property damage in excess of $1,500.
Good afternoon to the people who tore down the confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina yesterday, and those people only
— Sick Ranchez 🌻 (@c_dubbyaa) August 15, 2017
This needs to happen everywhere.
— Will Weaver (@WillWeaverRVA) August 14, 2017
— Fifty Gut (@FiftyGutBlog) August 14, 2017
The protesters who took part in toppling the statue on Monday held the news conference Tuesday to call for the dropping of any charges related to the incident.
Yea, I don’t think so.