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Sheriff Wants to Arrest Protesters Who Tore Down Confederate Statue


Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews announced Tuesday that he and his staff want to find and arrest the protesters who tore down a confederate monument.

“With the help of video captured at the scene, my investigators are working to identify those responsible for the removal and vandalism of the statue,” he said in a Facebook post.

Anti-racist protesters assembled in Durham, North Carolina on Monday, and tore down the Confederate Soldiers Monument using a rope. People kicked it after it hit the ground.

This comes after three died amid a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday. In one incident of suspected vehicular murder, a car drove into a crowd anti-racist protesters, killing Heather Heyer, and injuring 19 people, police say. Ohio man James Alex Fields Jr. was arrested as the driver. Elsewhere, Virginia State Police Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Trooper Berke M. M. Bates died in a helicopter crash while keeping an eye on the demonstrations. That remains under investigation.

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