A protest over a Confederate monument at UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus turned violent after an hour or so of peaceful protesting from both those in favor and against having the monument removed.
Police were forced to deploy pepper spray as the crowds got rowdier and rowdier, eventually leading to the arrests of three individuals.
“It was unclear which side the cops used it on, and also why exactly the pepper spray was used,” the College Fix reports. “Attempts afterward to confirm why the pepper spray was used and who it was used on were unsuccessful as two officers both told The College Fix they didn’t know and offered no further comment.”Advertisement - story continues below
The News & Observer posted a video of police trying to keep order that reportedly shows the “police wielding pepper spray” (warning: graphic language):
Here’s a video clip of the shenanigans unfolding in real time:
Chapel Hill police released the following statement about the incident:
— Chapel Hill Police (@ChapelHillPD) August 31, 2018
Among the chants from the group protesting the monument that can be heard on the Campus Fix video are “No Cops, No KKK, No Fascist USA,” “Who Do You Protect? Who Do You Serve?,” “Cops and Klan Go Hand In Hand,” and “F*** Your Flag,” in response to the pro-Conferedacy group’s Confederate flag.
The protest against “Silent Sam” was actually toppled two weeks ago as police were told to stand down and more or less just let it happen. The demonstration was actually advertised as a “dance party and speakout.”
Obviously it was a lot more than that.
It’s become quite clear over the last several years that liberals are growing increasingly more physically hostile, caring little about anyone’s safety. They want to force their agenda on others, and anyone who won’t go along with things gets a beat down. It’s thug politics.
Let’s hope these young folks wake up to reality and stop pulling this crazy crap before more folks end up seriously injured or worse.
Source: Daily Wire