3 accused in Chapel Hill protest face charges

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    CHAPEL HILL, NC (AP) — Police say two dozen masked intruders
    damaged property and blocked access to elevators at a condominium
    in Chapel Hill, leading to three arrests.

    The Herald-Sun of Durham reported that police arrested Karoline
    Patrice Knable of Durham, Brian Paul Dingledine of Chapel Hill, and
    Kyle Daniel Whisenant of Greensboro on charges including felony
    rioting and misdemeanor damage.

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    Greenbridge managing partner Tim Toben said the protesters
    overturned furniture and broke windows, causing more than $3,000 in
    damages Saturday.

    Greenbridge is next to a neighborhood of modest-sized homes.
    Banners waved by the intruders included one saying “Total war on
    gentrification.”

    The $56 million mixed-use project has been subject to previous
    bomb threats and vandalism.



    It was not clear if the three suspects have attorneys.

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