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Liberal idiots arrested in Durham Confederate statue destruction

16 August 2017 Busted! Libtards


Two protesters arrested outside Durham County courtroom Wednesday morning

Two more people allegedly involved in pulling down a Confederate statue in downtown Durham Monday were arrested outside a court hearing for the first person charged in the incident Wednesday morning.

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Other protesters just arrested outside #Durham Co court room. #ABC11 https://t.co/X1d42wCRJf

The latest:

  • More protestors arrested
  • Governor calls for removal of all memorials on state property
  • Protesters call for all charged to be dropped


The people arrested Wednesday were identified as 35-year-old Dante Emmanuel Strobino and 24-year-old Ngoc Loan Tran.

Dante Emmanuel Strobino and Ngoc Loan Tran (images courtesy Durham County Sheriff's Office)

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Protester Ngoc Tran released on bond. #ABC11

They are charged with:

  • Disorderly conduct by injury to a statue (Class II Misdemeanor)
  • Damage to real property (statue as a fixture (Class I Misdemeanor)
  • Participation in a riot with property damage in excess of $1,500 (Class H Felony)
  • Inciting others to riot where there is property damage in excess of $1,500 (Class F Felony)

Takiyah Thompson, 22, was taken into custody shortly after protesters held a news conference Tuesday afternoon at North Carolina Central University. Thompson climbed a ladder to the top of the statue to tie a rope around its neck before the crowd tore it down.

She made a first appearance in court Wednesday morning.

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Next court date for Takiyah Thompson-Sep 12. #ABC11 https://t.co/ixfgdbZkDT

WATCH: Deputies arrest Thompson

Raw video: Protester arrested

Thompson faces the same charges as the other two.

Takiyah Fatima Thompson

The World Worker’s Party Durham chapter has set up a legal defense fund to help fight her case in court.

The protesters who took part in toppling Confederate statue in Durham on Monday held the news conference Tuesday to call for the dropping of any charges related to the incident.

“The people decided to take matters into our own hands and remove the statue,” said Thompson, a member of the Communist-platform Workers World Party and a student at N.C. Central University. “We are tired of waiting on politicians who could have voted to remove the white supremacist statues years ago, but they failed to act. So we acted.”

“More and more each day, we know what side the people are on – the people are on the side of freedom and justice and liberation,” said Tran. “And the folks who are arresting people, the folks who are brutalizing people, the folks who are running this jail and complying with this right to premise the system are on the wrong side of history.”

Durham County officials called for a “respectful and productive” dialogue on race issues Tuesday following the destruction the statue. At a news conference, Durham County manager Wendell Davis called pulling the statue down “unlawful and inappropriate.”

As the state has a law mandating the protection of Confederate monuments, Davis said county officials will be consulting with state officials about what to do with the heavily damaged monument.

Also at Tuesday’s news conference, Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews addressed criticism that his officers did not intervene as the statue was pulled down. He said using pepper spray was considered, but leaders decided on restraint to avoid injuries and further chaos.

“Last night we witnessed a blatant violation of the law. No one is getting away with damaging the Confederate statue. We will pursue felony charges,” he said.

However, Tran said they won’t back down.

“We refuse to back down, this is clearly intimidation. They want to isolate us, they want to instill fear, but we’re organizing until all of this gets torn down.”

More arrested in Durham Confederate statue destruction

Two more people allegedly involved in pulling down a Confederate statue in downtown Durham Monday were arrested outside a court hearing for the first person charged in the incident Wednesday morning.


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  • Hahahahaha good!

  • Rijomi2

    Takiyah was holding a press conference, Poetic justice

  • Pompano Queen1

    Winning!!!!!!!

  • Pompano Queen1

    I don’t get this part….. Thompson is “a member of the Communist-platform Workers World Party”??? Communist? I thought it was lib’s tearing up shit!

  • BooBooBaby

    Thank God these Freaks got arrested!
    I hope they lose their rights to Vote too….not that that will stop them. Lolz!