Demonstrators remove 2 Confederate statues from monument outside NC Capitol building

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) — Demonstrators climbed and successfully toppled two statues from the Confederate monument outside of the North Carolina Capitol building on Friday evening.

Earlier in the evening, after marching in celebration of Juneteeth, demonstrators threw yellow ropes around two of the statues on the 75-foot tall Confederate monument on the ground of the North Carolina State Capitol. The demonstrators then pulled on the ropes–one of the statues swaying–but neither figure fell.

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