UNC Campus Confederate Clash

Chapel Hill was the site of a clash between two groups on Sunday over a statue that remembers Confederate dead on the UNC Campus.

Protesters who want the statue, known as Silent Sam, removed had a gathering scheduled between 1 and 4pm, and a group of Confederate Heritage supporters had a rally planned for 2pm.

Additional police were on duty and needed to clear a path between the 2 groups. The anti-confederate protesters were heard using vulgarities and swearing at the Confederate supporters, while the supporters acted like the Southern gentlemen and women they were.

The North Carolina division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy commissioned the memorial in 1913 to honor the 321 UNC alumni who died fighting for the Confederacy in the Civil War.