DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Charges have been dropped against three of the people charged with tearing down a Confederate monument in front of the old Durham County courthouse on Aug. 14, said Durham County’s District Attorney Roger Echols.
Around 7:10 p.m. on Aug. 14, a woman using a ladder climbed the statue of a Confederate soldier and attached a rope around the statue.
Moments later, the crowd pulled on the rope and the statue fell. One man quickly ran up and spat on the statue and several others began kicking it.
Durham police later said they monitored the protests to make sure they were “safe,” but did not interfere with the statue toppling because it happened on county property.
“Because this incident occurred on county property, where county law enforcement officials were staffed, no arrests were made by DPD officers,” Durham Police spokesman Wil Glenn wrote in an email statement…