Eight Now Face Charges in Confederate Monument Toppling

Eight Now Face Charges in Confederate Monument Toppling

Four more people were arrested Thursday in connection with the removal of a Confederate monument in Durham on Monday, bringing the total number of demonstrators charged to eight.

The four people charged yesterday surrendered to authorities as part of a symbolic mass turn-in this morning. They are Taylor Cook, Aaron Caldwell, Raul Jimenez, and Elena Everett.

The demonstrators are charged with property damage in excess of $1,500 (a Class H felony), inciting others to riot where there is property damage in excess of $1,500 (a Class F felony), injury to real property (a misdemeanor), defacing a public monument (a misdemeanor), and injury to personal property in excess of $200 (a misdemeanor).

Organizers estimated that as many as eighty people lined up at the Durham County jail to volunteer arrest as a show of support for Monday’s action.…

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