ABC News reports:
Protesters who pulled down a Confederate statue in North Carolina in an apparent response to violence over the weekend in neighboring Virginia may be charged with vandalism, authorities said.
A video showing protesters pulling down the statue in downtown Durham, North Carolina, went viral Monday. Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews referred to the action Tuesday as “civil disobedience that is no longer civil.”
“I am grateful the events that unfolded Monday evening did not result in serious injury or the loss of life, but the planned demonstration should serve as a sobering example of the price we all pay when civil disobedience is no longer civil,” Andrews said in a statement.
The racism and deadly violence in Charlottesville is unacceptable but there is a better way to remove these monuments #durham – RC
— Governor Roy Cooper (@NC_Governor) August 15, 2017