One Woman Charged With Felonies After Protesters Tear Down Confederate Statue — Now Dozens Are Turning Themselves In For The Crime!

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After the events in Charlottesville, furor has never been higher to finally get rid of statues around the country commemorating those who fought for the Confederacy.

(And racists like Donald Trump have never been more vocal about defending them.)

Related: Robert E. Lee’s Great-Great Grandson Says He’s ‘Fine’ With Removing Confederate Statues

But some are tired of debating.

In Durham, North Carolina, a group of protesters pulled a statue down themselves, as seen in this local news report:

Police arrested three of the protesters, including interviewee Takiyah Thompson, who is now being charged with two felonies — participation in a riot with property damage in excess of $1,500 and inciting others to riot where there is property damage in excess of $1,500.

But many believe what she was doing should not be punished but applauded. And some are even willing to put their own freedom on the line to help her.

Related: Solange Mentioned Takiyah In Her Final Tweet

On Thursday, dozens of protesters lined up to turn themselves in to the Durham County Sheriff’s Office for the destruction of the statue.

Their intent is force the legal system’s hand with a simple ultimatum; arrest one, you have to arrest all who believe what she did was right.

It’s a brave move, but time will tell whether it helps Takiyah.

What do YOU think of this mass turn-in protest??

[Image via Twitter.]

Aug 17, 2017 3:03pm PDT

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