Protesters’ toppling of the Confederate monument Monday created a flood of comments on social media sites and elsewhere.
Local officials expressed empathy for the protester’s anger, but condemned their actions. “Certainly we all deplore the violence that might be used by white supremacists, Neo-Nazis, and of course the KKK, but we cannot also go that way, we cannot move in that direction,” Sen. Floyd B. McKissick said in a Facebook post. “We must by all means show respect and protest in a way that is meaningful, that is s constructive, that engages public dialogue and allows our local governments to make that decision.”
Here are a few more comments that circulated social media Tuesday.
“Sheriff’s deputies recorded the event but did not intervene as a protester climbed a ladder….” https://t.co/0fqFHKcf9i— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) August 15, 2017
Tear every single Confederate monument down. Every damn one. #Durham— Black & Intellectual (@_blackintellect) August 15, 2017
I get emails.— Charlie Reece (@CharlieReece) August 15, 2017
I send emails in reply. pic.twitter.com/48uK4fay3q
Somebody please tell the white supremacists in my mentions that nobody ever got life in prison for destruction of public property.— Jillian Johnson (@JillianDURM) August 15, 2017
Raise your hand if you think Durham & NC officials woke up relieved they didn’t have to own the decision to remove a Confederate monument pic.twitter.com/89P2xZCaBJ— Katie (@kedixo) August 15, 2017