N.C. Activist & College Student Who Helped Tear Down Confederate Statue Arrested on Felony Charges
Police arrested a 22-year-old activist who helped tear down a Confederate statue in North Carolina on Monday – following the deadly car attack at a rally of white nationalists and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Authorities said Takiyah Thompson tied a rope around the neck of a statue of an armed Confederate soldier before she, along with a cheering crowd, pulled it to the ground, CBS News reports.
Those looking to help Takiyah can call Durham, NC, District Attorney to demand that charges be dropped against her and all anti-racists protesters: 919-808-3010. You can also donate to the bail fund: http://Durhamsolidaritycenter.org/bondfund
— Derrick Lewis (@DerrickQLewis) August 14, 2017
— dante strobino (@imastringbean) August 15, 2017
She was arrested on Tuesday and has been charged with disorderly conduct by injury to a statue, damage to real property, felony participation in riot with property damage in excess of $1,500 and felony inciting others to riot, jail records show.
CampusLATELY Staff540 Posts
CampusLATELY features national content on Campus Life, Style, College News, Entertainment, Relationships, Health & Fitness, and Career Development, written entirely by top college journalists from 30+ college/universities nationwide.