Video footage shows University of North Carolina campus police officers in Chapel Hill responding in unison to an order to stop guarding the Silent Sam statue just moments before the statue was pulled down by Antifa protesters and students on Monday night.
The actions of the UNC police are currently under review, according to a statement the UNC board president made Wednesday night.
Watch the stand-down order being given at the 4:00 Minute Mark in this video “Silenced Sam” posted to Vimeo by the user rumor. The police walk away from their guard position and allow the destruction to happen:
The chancellor of the University of North Carolina issued a statement that very night declaring that there were no injuries at the violent Antifa protest, but that simply is not true. I witnessed people getting hit with smoke bombs and wrestling on the ground, and reporting a fistfight to police.
— UNC-Chapel Hill (@UNC) August 21, 2018
Campus police confirmed to me Wednesday that there have been numerous complaints filed since Monday about incidents at the rally.
I was assaulted by current University of North Carolina professor Dwayne Dixon in an incident that was captured on video. I continue to call for Dixon’s firing for his central role in leading the protest on campus grounds that resulted in the illegal destruction of property:
Chancellor Holt’s call for an investigation does not seem to mean much, considering that Margarita Sitterson, granddaughter of a former UNC chancellor whose surname is on one of the campus buildings, admitted in a video interview with Big League Politics that she was one of the people who tore down Silent Sam with rope.
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