Felony Charges: Student, 22, Arrested for Her Role in Toppling Confederate Statue in NC
Fox News reports:
A college student was arrested Tuesday for toppling a nearly century-old statue of a Confederate soldier Monday in North Carolina in front of a cheering crowd.
Takiya Thompson, 22, brought a ladder up to the statue and used a rope to pull down the Confederate Soldiers Monument that was dedicated in 1924, according to The Associated Press. A diverse crowd of dozens cheered as the statue of a soldier holding a rifle fell to the ground in front of an old courthouse building that now houses local government offices in Durham County.
Seconds after the monument fell, protesters began kicking the crumpled bronze monument.