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Durham Protesters Take Down Confederate Monument

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LEONEDA INGE
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WUNC
Durham County officials remove the Confederate statue that was pulled off its post by protestors.

Protesters toppled a confederate monument in Durham last night. The statue came down during a demonstration against the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend.

The downed monument stood in front of the old county courthouse in Durham. Host Frank Stasio talks with Jeff Tiberii, WUNC Capitol Bureau Chief, about the latest in the story.

Jennifer Brookland is the American Homefront Project Veterans Reporting Fellow. She covers stories about the military and veterans as well as issues affecting the people and places of North Carolina.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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