A crowd of North Carolina protesters have toppled a Confederate statue after white supremacist violence in Virginia. Demonstrators in the former slave state attached a rope to Durham’s statue of an unidentified Confederate soldier Monday evening and pulled it down to the ground, where it was spat on and kicked. “People can be mobilized and people are angry and when enough people are angry, we don’t have to look to politicians to sit around in air conditions and do nothing when we can do things ourselves,” protester Takiyah Thompson told WNCN.

A crowd of North Carolina protesters have toppled a Confederate statue after white supremacist violence in Virginia. Demonstrators in the

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