Another Confederate statue was destroyed Monday night during a rally by hundreds of protesters who said the memorial known as “Silent Sam” was a symbol of racism.
The crowd gathered across the street from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill plaza for a series of speakers at 7 p.m. before heading over to the quadrangle. Then, about two hours into the protest, a group surrounded the statue and pulled it down, according to television footage. Once it was on the ground, demonstrators kicked it and cheered, Fox News reports.
People have become complacent to the millennia’s of today, they run around throwing public tantrums making demands on the rest of society. These kids have forgotten that history is vital to our nation, patriotism for ones nation is how freedom was founded and that soldiers fought and died so that these pukes can run around demanding safe spaces, destroying American history and attempting to abolish national security.
Why do we tolerate such ignorance and blatant destruction? Our public school systems have failed these entitled brats and society tolerates it so they continue it, we truly suffer that which we tolerate. This is noting more than indoctrination and destruction of cultural history, has nothing to do with racism!
When will the citizens of this nation step up and take a stand against these ignorant youth and their self-entitled temper tantrums?
The statue erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1913 had been under constant police surveillance, costing the university hundreds of thousands of dollars, since it was vandalized last year. Protesters appeared to outwit officers by swiftly surrounding it with banners on bamboo poles before yanking it down.
Once it was on the ground, demonstrators kicked it and cheered.Afterward, a small crowd remained around the empty pedestal, chanting “Tar Heels!” and “Whose Campus? Our Campus!” as passing cars honked in approval.
On May 15, 1908, The UNC Board of Trustees approved a United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) request to erect “a handsome and suitable monument on the grounds of our State University, in memory of the Chapel Hill boys, who left college, 1861-1865 and joined our Southern Army in defense of our State.”
Silent Sam is a statue of a Confederate soldier by sculptor John A. Wilson, erected in 1913 on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. It was located on McCorkle Place, the university’s upper quad, facing Franklin Street on the northern edge of campus. History Of Statue