Leftist-protesters at the University of North Carolina showed their thug side anew as they used their noise and threat of violence to try to prevent police from removing their fellow protesters from school grounds.
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At least three people were arrested at a protest of the left demanding the removal of the school’s Confederate “Silent Sam” monument. When the police were about to leave with the arrested aboard a van, the protesters acting as thugs surrounded the vehicle and kept hitting the van and chanting repeatedly for the police to release the prisoners.
The crowd threatening to be violent kept shouting “let him go” as they blocked the police vehicle from leaving. Before that they were banging the vehicle demanding for the release of their arrested companions.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Protestors beating on the door where police placed a protestor under arrest <a href="https://t.co/S060HkwP1J">pic.twitter.com/S060HkwP1J</a></p>— Susanna Black (@SusannaBNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/SusannaBNews/status/900149292970770434">August 23, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
But the police officers stood their ground, never surrendering an inch to the rowdy protesters. They also removed the protesters getting in the way of their vehicle.
Gov. Roy Cooper already gave permission on Monday for university officials to remove the statue. Permission of the governor is a requirement by law in North Carolina to remove such a monument. The Governor said in a statement: “If the University and its leadership believe such a dangerous condition is on campus, then the law gives it the authority to address the concerns. State law enforcement and emergency officials available to help and support the University as it navigates this process.”
The university, however, said it would only remove the statue of its disrepair posed a threat to public safety.