After A Year Of Rising Tensions, Protesters Tear Down Confederate Statue On UNC Campus

Police stand guard after the Confederate statue known as "Silent Sam" was toppled by protesters on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Monday.

A crowd of about 250 students, faculty and residents stormed the bronze sculpture of a Confederate soldier, using ropes to yank it from its century-old pedestal.

(Image credit: Gerry Broome/AP)

Source: NPR