UNC Police arrested Student Veterans Assistance Coordinator Amber Mathwig on Wednesday after she refused to stop sitting on the steps of a campus building that was being used for an unannounced police training exercise.
Last Tuesday, Chris Trunick, who is affiliated with pro-Confederate groups, streamed a video on Facebook for the second time of him coming to campus and making violent comments toward Silent Sam protesters.
Video footage of Silent Sam demonstrator Mark Porlides shows the Dec. 3 night of his arrest, where officers charged him with larceny, assault of a campus officer and resisting an officer. Since then, the graduate student learned that the charges against him were dismissed. Porlides said that the incident echoes sentiments expressed by others who are raising concerns over police brutality and unnecessary roughness during public demonstrations. His experience adds to the year's ongoing conversation about policing on campus, and how the relationship between law enforcement and activism has been muddied.
The motion to dismiss Pulawski’s charges also includes a request that either Bostelman be sanctioned for false testimony under oath or that the case be referred to the District Attorney’s office for a perjury investigation.
On Saturday, a confederate group showed up to UNC's main campus near Silent Sam's former location in McCorkle Place. The group was joined by members armed with guns and knives who stood near Memorial Hall. UNC Police responded to the group's presence on campus, but made no arrest at the sight of the armed members.
The memorial commemorating James Cates was placed by activists on Tuesday afternoon in the Pit, the same place he was killed 49 years ago. By the next morning, the memorial was gone.
Little’s appeal argues that the initial judgement constituted a violation of her basic rights, insufficiency of evidence and severity of sanctions.
Since launching in 2017, the IoP has quickly risen to a place of prominence on and beyond UNC's campus. Yet allegations against Tanner Glenn, IoP founder and a current Chancellor's Fellow, have cast his continued involvement with the organization into question.
“We are academics. We are scholars. We know our history. There’s a role for civil disobedience and for disobeying the law when it is unjust.” Professors, TAs and students both graduate and undergraduate have become groups of signatories on various letters protesting Silent Sam. With the letters being shared publicly, opposition to the statue's on-campus relocation has gleaned national support.
Two activists with Hillsborough Progressives Taking Action, including UNC professor Altha Cravey, protest a United Daughters of the Confederacy meeting.
A sign made by a Hillsborough Progressives Taking Action activist in protest of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.