Tag Archives: Durham

DURHAM: Cops Ponder Charges For Toppling Statue

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 ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Protesters Topple And Stomp Durham Monument To The Confederacy [VIDEO]

The Durham Herald-Sun reports: Protesters climbed a ladder, looped a rope around a Confederate statue and pulled it to the ground, smashing it, during an ‘Emergency Durham Protest’ on Main Street on Monday night. More than 100 activists from anti-fascist and progressive groups, many who traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, held the rally to demand the removal of ...

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Durham Launches Gay Tourism Campaign

After North Carolina’s same-sex marriage ban was approved many LGBT folks declared that they’d never vacation there again. (The Outer Banks have long been a favorite summertime gay destination.) The city of Durham thinks you should still visit and has launched a new website promoting itself as a gay-friendly place. Via press release: Durham is widely known as an open ...

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Durham City Council Issues Pro-Marriage Equality Resolution

Some nice news from my birth state! The City Council got a standing ovation Monday night when it unanimously passed, without discussion, a resolution supporting civil marriage for same-sex couples. “It is simply a statement” and has no effect on the law, City Attorney Patrick Baker said before the vote. Nevertheless, when the outcome was announced much of the full-house ...

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