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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. | 7 arrested in protest over torn-down Confederate statue

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. | 7 arrested in protest over torn-down Confederate statue

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Seven people were arrested Saturday at a rally calling for a century-old Confederate Statue at the University of North Carolina to be returned after it was yanked down five days ago.

About a dozen people carrying Confederate flags were met by dozens of protesters that don’t want the memorial known as “Silent Sam” to return to the campus in Chapel Hill.

Television footage and videos posted to social media showed several punches thrown and at least one man handcuffed after he tried to burn a Confederate flag taken from another man’s hands.

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