Durham, NC Police Execute Warrants for Protesters Who Toppled Confederate Statue

HeadlineAug 16, 2017
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In Durham, North Carolina, police say they’re executing arrest warrants for protesters who tore down a Confederate Soldiers Monument in front of the old Durham County Courthouse Monday night. This is Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews.

Sheriff Mike Andrews: “Let me be clear: No one is getting away with what happened. We will find the people responsible. In fact, we have identified some of those involved in the removal and the damage of the statue, and we are working towards making arrests. We are pursuing felony charges. When we arrest them, we will use every legal option available to us.”

On Tuesday, North Carolina Central University student Takiyah Thompson was arrested on two charges of felony inciting a riot—and three misdemeanor charges for bringing down the statue. Thompson is out on bail and will join us from Durham after headlines.

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