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Arrests Begin Following Durham Confederate Statue Toppling

Moments after a press conference demanding amnesty for protesters, sheriff’s deputies arrested Takiyah Thompson, who placed a rope around a Confederate monument Monday night.
Source: David A. Graham / The Atlantic

DURHAM, N.C.—Sheriff’s deputies have begun arresting protesters who tore down a monument to Confederate veterans in front of the old Durham County courthouse Monday night.

Takiyah Thompson, who climbed a ladder and put a rope around the statue before a crowd tugged it off its base, was arrested by deputies around 4:45 p.m., immediately following a press conference at North Carolina Central University, A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office confirmed that deputies had begun executing warrants, but she did not immediately know how many.

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