8/31/2018 5:10pm

UNC Chancellor Carol Folt speaks at a Feb. 13 Undergraduate Senate meeting.

Silent Sam has no place 'at the front door' of UNC, Folt says

On Friday, Chancellor Carol Folt said that the toppled Silent Sam monument had no place “at the front door” of UNC’s campus. She also discussed last night’s protest, in which police used pepper foggers to control the crowd of pro- and anti-Silent Sam protestors. 

8/31/2018 1:38am

On Aug. 30, pro-Silent Sam demonstrators brought flowers and waved Confederate flags as part of a twilight service to commemorate the toppled statue. Directly beside this, those against the fallen monument held a dance party to celebrate. As twilight service goers left UNC's campus, police used a pepper fogger to disperse the crowd. 

Number of protesters arrested at Silent Sam since Aug. 20 rises to 17

Many in the Chapel Hill community feared Thursday night’s Silent Sam demonstration would turn to violence following Chancellor Carol Folt’s statement urging students to stay away from McCorkle Place. While the demonstration began peacefully, the night finished with three arrests, making a total of 17 Silent Sam-related arrests in less than two weeks, said UNC Media Relations manager Carly Miller in a statement.