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CHAPEL HILL, N.C | 8 arrested in protest over toppled Confederate statue

CHAPEL HILL, N.C | 8 arrested in protest over toppled Confederate statue

CHAPEL HILL, N.C  — Eight people were arrested Saturday following another protest over the toppling of a Confederate monument at the University of North Carolina.

The university confirmed the evening arrests in a statement.

Officials did not immediately say who was arrested or what charges were being filed.

The memorial known as “Silent Sam” was toppled Aug. 20 by protesters who called it a symbol of racist heritage.

About 100 anti-Silent Sam protesters gathered Saturday on the school’s Chapel Hill campus for a “Nazis Suck Potluck and Food Drive,” the News & Observer reported.

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