Protesters Pull Down Confederate Statue in North Carolina

A group of demonstrators used a rope to tear down a 1924 Confederate Soldiers Monument in Durham.

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Protesters in North Carolina toppled a nearly century-old statue of a Confederate soldier Monday at a rally against racism. Activists in Durham brought a ladder up to the statue and used a rope to pull down the Confederate Soldiers Monument that was dedicated in 1924. A diverse crowd of dozens cheered as the statue of a soldier holding a rifle fell to the ground in front of an old courthouse building that now houses local…

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