Gov. Cooper Speaks Out After Toppling of Confederate statue

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --

Silent Sam is no longer standing tall on The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's campus.The pedestal is the only portion of the statue left, which stood on campus grounds for more than a century.

The Confederate monument was removed Monday night as more than 250 protesters gathered on campus, chanting for its removal.I

t was a source of frustration for many students and community members while they waited for university leaders to take action - a frustration that became too much to bear, causing the group to take matters into their own hands.

The Governor's Office responded on Twitter:

 
 

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