The response to the alt-right “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville this weekend has been astounding. Monday, however, counter-protesters fought back in a huge way.
On Monday, a crowd of protesters became enraged outside the old Durham County courthouse on Main Street in Durham, N.C. over a Confederate monument staged outside of the government building.
According to reports from WNCN.com, a woman attached a rope to the statue, climbing up on top of it to do so, around 7:10 p.m. Moments later, the group pulled the rope and the statue fell.
Built in 1924, the statue represented a soldier who fought in the Civil War, and was labeled on the front: “The Confederate States of America.”
Video footage posted on Twitter shows protesters chanting and yelling “No KKK! No fascists! USA!” as the statue is pulled to the ground with a rope.
— Derrick Lewis (@DerrickQLewis) August 14, 2017
A protest organizer told WNCN that the removal of the statue was a form of resistance and a response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville over the weekend.
Organizer Loan Tran told WNCN:
‘It needs to be removed. These Confederate statues in Durham, in North Carolina, all across the country.’
Featured Image is a screengrab via Twitter.