Three Chapel Hill Silent Sam Confederate Statue Protesters Identified “Not Students, Staff”

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CHAPEL HILL, NC. (THECOUNT) — Cammy Lee Morgan, 25, Mary Frances Rosen, 23, and Shannon Maclaughlin, 24, all face charges of resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer after they were arrested during a large protest Thursday over the Silent Sam Confederate statue at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

None of the suspects attend or are affiliated with the university, according to a press release from the school.

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Dueling demonstrations protested from about 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at McCorkle Place Thursday, just 10 days the Confederate statue was pulled down by protesters on Aug. 20.

About 300 people attended. Police sprayed pepper spray near the Morehead Planetarium parking lot to maintain order, according to the university. Several people were arrested during protests over the Confederate statue at a rally over the weekend. source

The Confederate statue was pulled down by protesters on Aug. 20 after being in place for more than 100 years.

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