Durham Solidarity

Photo Credit: Katrina Parker

On Monday evening during an anti-white supremacy rally, demonstrators in Durham, N.C., toppled a Confederate statue that had been standing in front of the old courthouse in the city’s downtown area. On Tuesday morning, Takiyah Thompson, the black woman who tied the noose around the statue’s neck so it could be pulled down was one of the first to be arrested for her part in the demonstration.

Three more demonstrators were arrested on Wednesday morning, and on Thursday morning, activists who believe law enforcement officials are targeting racial justice organizers gathered en masse to turn themselves in as well.

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