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Maya Little has been charged following Monday's protest, along with another student

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Maya Little speaks before a shouting crowd during a protest against Chancellor Carol Folt and the Board of Trustees' proposal for Silent Sam's relocation in the Peace and Justice Plaza on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. 

Maya Little has been served two charges by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department: assault on a police officer and inciting a riot. This arrest is in connection to the Monday night protest of Chancellor Folt and the Board of Trustees' proposed solution to Silent Sam.

"Ms. Little turned herself in this afternoon at the Orange County Courthouse in Hillsborough, and UNC’s charges were served by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department," said Randy Young, UNC Media Relations manager for Public Safety.

Little is not the only individual to be charged in connected with last night's events at McCorkle Place. Mark Porlides, a graduate student in UNC's history department, has been charged with assault on police officer; resist, delay or obstruct.

Little responded to the charges on Twitter: "UNC and its police are continuing to silence, abuse, and retaliate against activists. I'm not backing down, join me."

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