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Following the toppling of Confederate monument Silent Sam, students and other organizations held protests on campus. UNC Police, Chapel Hill Police and other law enforcement departments from around the state have since faced criticism for their handling of these protests.
Here's the highlights from the Chapel Hill Police reports for Oct. 12 - Oct. 14.
Here’s a recap of everything that has happened with the Confederate monument in this school year:
"As college-age students, we don't really take it that seriously until it actually happens to somebody or something tragic happens from drinking. It's going to happen regardless of what they do."
26 people have been arrested since Silent Sam was toppled on Aug. 20.
Chapel Hill Police blotter for Sept. 29 through Oct. 2
Following a public records request by the DTH for communications to the Chancellor's Office on Aug. 20 and 21, the University released 18 emails, one text and approximately 150 voicemails. The DTH has also received 11 emails sent to UNC Police Chief Jeff McCracken. Many of those who contacted the chancellor were upset about the events that took place on Aug. 20, and revoked their support of the University -- emotionally, physically and monetarily. Others questioned the state of the University, the community and worried over what would happen next.
On Tuesday morning, local first responders gathered at Chapel Hill Fire Station to honor the bravery of those whose lives were lost on Sept. 11, and looked to those who will be responding to Hurricane Florence this week.
Town, state and national officials weigh in and offer guidance for the upcoming Hurricane Florence. Gov. Roy Cooper issued a state of emergency and requested federal resources ahead of the Category 4 storm, including generators, food, water, shelter supplies and multiple means of evacuation and medical assistance. The Town of Chapel Hill said they are preparing vehicles and keeping an eye on areas that are prone to flooding. Orange County also has a list of available resources during severe weather.
Chapel Hill police responded to reports of multiple gunshots fired near Country Fried Duck on Sunday.
“Until the school moves Silent Sam and the pedestal off campus, this is going to keep happening." Another clash between two groups of demonstrators and police erupted on Saturday, adding to the mounting number of arrests over the fallen statue. Students, Confederate demonstrators and police struggled to have their voices heard as the protest escalated. From flags to food, each side fought for their beliefs. Certainly the Silent Sam issue is no more resolved than when the statue came down before LDOC 2018, but no matter what side you're on, everyone has a right to be safe.