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Protesters tear down Confederate statue in North Carolina

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 00:57

Protesters tear down a statue called the Confederate Soldiers Monument in Durham, North Carolina. No reporter narration.

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(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Protesters in Durham, North Carolina, toppled a statue called the Confederate Soldiers Monument on Monday (August 14), as they chanted "The people united shall never be defeated." The move comes after a white-nationalist rally turned deadly in Virginia, leaving three people dead. President Donald Trump had been assailed from across the political spectrum for failing to respond more forcefully to Saturday's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Critics slammed Trump for waiting too long to address the bloodshed, and for initially denouncing hatred and violence "on many sides," rather than singling out the white supremacists widely seen as instigating the melee. Democrats said Trump's reaction belied a reluctance to alienate white nationalists and "alt-right" political activists who occupy a loyal segment of Trump's political base. Several senators from his own Republican Party had harsh words for him.

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Protesters tear down Confederate statue in North Carolina

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 00:57