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Orange County just passed a resolution on UNC's handling of Confederates on campus


Police form a barricade as demonstrators enters McCorkle Place carrying a Confederate flag on August 30, 2018. 

The Orange County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution at its meeting Tuesday in response to recent controversial incidents that happened on UNC's campus.

The resolution calls on the University to rescind trespass warnings against student anti-racist activists and to press charges and issue trespass warnings against the Confederates who brought weapons onto campus on March 16.

The resolution also asks UNC to improve its methods of communication, including what warrants an Alert Carolina message, and to include community members in a campus safety commission being convened by interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz.

This follows a similar resolution that was passed in Carrboro last week, as well as a meeting of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP that criticized UNC's handling of the events.

According to the resolution, Orange County wants to partner with UNC to help students and the community feel safe and to offer education about law enforcement.


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Anna Pogarcic

Anna Pogarcic is the editor-in-chief of The Daily Tar Heel. She is a senior at UNC-Chapel Hill studying journalism and history major. 

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