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Protesters on the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill campus on Monday night brought down a controversial monument dedicated to Confederate soldiers, according to media reports.
The Daily Tar Heel posted a series of photos and videos that showed protesters surrounding the monument and shrouding it in banners around 8 p.m. The monument was covered in a canvas that read “For a World Without White Supremacy.”
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By about 9:30 p.m., protesters had toppled the monument, and began burying its head in dirt.
Police appeared to form a boundary around the statue and its empty pedestal a short time later, The Daily Tar Heel reported.
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A student took credit earlier this year for dousing the monument with blood and red ink amid a national pushback to monuments that honor the Confederacy. Maya Little now faces criminal charges for defacing the statue.
Monday's protest that led to the statue's downfall began as a gathering in solidarity with Little, The News & Observer reported.
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