A Confederate flag will be raised where Silent Sam once stood at UNC, group says – The Herald Sun

The Gate Keeper’s response: Wow! This is going to be interesting to see how this unfold.

CHAPEL HILL

Silent Sam is gone from UNC-Chapel Hill, but protests are planned for Saturday afternoon where the Confederate statue once stood on campus.

A group called Heirs to the Confederacy said on Facebook it will raise a Confederate flag where the controversial statue perched on its pedestal for more than a century until protesters tore it down in August. The protest is set to begin at noon, and the group said it will raise Confederate flags elsewhere on campus and throughout Chapel Hill.

Two other groups, Take Action Chapel Hill and Defend UNC, created a Facebook event called “Racists out of UNC: Rally, Pledge Drive, Re-contextualization.”

UNC-Chapel Hill issued a statement Friday saying officials know about the dueling protests. (Read more)

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