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Posted: August 15, 2017

WATCH: Protesters topple Confederate statue in North Carolina


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A protester kicks the toppled statue of a Confederate soldier after it was pulled down in Durham, N.C. Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Activists on Monday evening used a rope to pull down the monument outside a Durham courthouse. The Durham protest was in response to a white nationalist rally held in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. (Casey Toth/The Herald-Sun via AP)

By WSOCTV.com

DURHAM, N.C. —

Violence that erupted over the weekend at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, added momentum to a wave of efforts across the South to remove or relocate Confederate monuments.

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>> There are hundreds of Confederate monuments, not just in the South

A crowd of more than 100 protesters in Durham, North Carolina, used a rope to topple a statue of a Confederate soldier Monday evening outside the courthouse. Seconds after the monument fell, protesters began kicking the crumpled bronze monument as dozens cheered and chanted.

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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, spoke out about the incident on Twitter.

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"The racism and deadly violence in Charlottesville is unacceptable, but there is a better way to remove these monuments," he wrote.

>> See the tweet here

– The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.


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