More info to come, but INDY staff writer Sarah Willets reports that leftist demonstrators have pulled down the Confederate Monument on Main Street in downtown Durham in protest of the events in Charlottesville. Under a state law passed in 2015, local governments are not allowed to remove Confederate monuments without permission from the legislature. The demonstrators apparently didn’t care.
From a WWP Release:
“Charlottesville and racist monuments across the country are the result of centuries of white supremacy,” Alissa Ellis, a member of Workers World Party Durham branch that was a participant in the Charlottesville protests, told the Herald Sun. Her group mobilized members on Facebook to attend the Durham event.