'Silent Sam' Torn Down During Protests At UNC

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) - Several hundred people gathered on the University of North Carolina's campus Monday night to protest the "Silent Sam" statue.

Protesters knocked down the statue around 9:20 p.m. Monday. Fall semester classes begin Tuesday at UNC.

Protestors were calling for the statue's immediate removal. One student vowed to wear a noose around his neck until it was taken down.

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