3 Arrested At Protest Over Confederate Monument In NC County

Oct 6, 2019

PITTSBORO — Authorities say three people have been arrested during a protest over the removal of a Confederate monument in North Carolina.

Chatham County commissioners voted 4-1 in August to ask the United Daughters of the Confederacy to remove this Confederate statue from in front of a courthouse in Pittsboro.
Credit HILARY PEREZ / NC DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Chatham County Sheriff's office says two women and a man were arrested for disorderly conduct and carrying concealed weapons Saturday in Pittsboro.

Authorities say no one was injured during the demonstration near the Chatham County Courthouse, where the monument has stood for more than a century.

Chatham's commissioners voted 4-1 in August to ask a United Daughters of the Confederacy chapter to have a plan by Oct. 1 to remove the statute. The county let the UDC install the statute in 1907. Without a plan, the county will declare it a public trespass by Nov. 1, making it eligible for removal.

WTVD-TV reports the UDC didn't submit a plan.