BREAKING: Durham protester charged with felonies in Confederate statue vandalism

BREAKING: Durham protester charged with felonies in Confederate statue vandalism

Following the violent events in Charlottesville, VA, vandals took to the streets in Durham, North Carolina to personally tear down a Confederate statue.

So far, one woman has been arrested in connection to the destruction of the statue and police have made it clear that they will continue making arrests.

North Carolina Central University student Takiya Fatima Thompson, 22, has been arrested and charged with “participation in a riot with property damage in excess of $1,500 and inciting others to riot where property damage exceeds $1,500, both felonies, as well as damage to real property and disorderly conduct by injury to a statue, both misdemeanors.”

She is responsible for scaling a ladder to the top of the statue and wrapping a strap around it so other protesters could pull it down.

Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews is moving to identify all of the people involved (aided by the morons who took video and proudly posted it on their social media accounts) and plans to pursue felony charges against them.

“Let me be clear, no one is getting away with what happened. We will find the people responsible. We can all agree yesterday went too far. Yesterday was not the Durham that I know.”

We will work to keep you updated on future arrests as they happen.

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