Mob tears down Silent Sam

August 21, 2018

Mob brings down statue at UNC Chapel Hill

A group of “protestors” — more accurately, a mob — brought down and damaged the Silent Sam statue on the UNC Chapel Hill campus on Monday,

A video of the event may be found here.

After watching the video, try this as an interesting exercise: listen to the sound in the video, but do not watch. If you support the events that took place last night at UNC Chapel Hill, just imagine these sounds in our community as a group destroys something that is important to you.

Violence and the destruction of public property will not be abided in the state of North Carolina. Mob actions pose an immediate threat to the safety and well-being of not only our college campuses, but to the community at large.

Everyone involved in the destruction of the Silent Sam statue should be arrested and charged immediately.

House Speaker’s response 

Speaker of the House Tim Moore (R — Cleveland) released the following statement regarding Monday’s events at UNC Chapel Hill:

“There is no place for the destruction of property on our college campuses or in any North Carolina community; the perpetrators should be arrested and prosecuted by public safety officials to make clear that mob rule and acts of violence will not be tolerated in our state.”

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