Female Protester Openly Brags About Ripping Down Confederate Statue… Now She’s In Handcuffs (Video)
So typical… Using something that her ancestors had to endure as an excuse for her own violence. Perhaps violence and rioting were the only objectives she had in the first place?
IJR: ABC 11 reports that Takiyah Thompson was arrested right after protesters held a news conference at North Carolina Central University. Thompson had climbed onto the statue to tie a rope around its neck so the surrounding crowd could pull it down.
“I’m tired of white supremacy keeping its foot on my neck and the necks of people who look like me,” Thompson said at the press conference. “That statue glorifies the conditions that oppressed people live in, and it had to go.”
— organize the south (@imastringbean) August 15, 2017
Thompson is charged with two misdemeanors and two felonies:
- Disorderly conduct by injury to a statue
- Damage to real property
- Participation in a riot with property damage in excess of $1,500
- Inciting others to riot where there is property damage in excess of $1,500
Thompson is a student at North Carolina Central University and a member of the Workers World Party, a communist group. She was later released on bail.
According to WCNC, Durham County Sheriff Michael D. Andrews said the department is working on identifying the people who helped take down the statue.
“No one is getting away with this,” he said. “We can all agree yesterday went too far.” More