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5 things you need to know: NC confederate statue news

Posted August 17

— 1. Four more people have been arrested and charged for vandalizing a Confederate statue in Durham earlier this week, bringing the total number of arrests to eight. Three of the new arrests came during a morning rally where supporters of the people charged earlier in the case arrived to “symbolically” turn themselves in.

2. Duke officials are investigating vandalism of Robert E. Lee statue at chapel.

3. Governor Roy Cooper’s call to move confederate monuments has sparked backlash

4. Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger says the repeal of Confederate monument protections is unlikely .

5. North Carolina politicians have responded to Charlottesville and Trump's response. Here’s what they have to say .

More: A list of Confederate monuments removed or vandalized across the US.

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