Ma­rine charged in N.C. protest to be ousted

Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend - - Nation&world -

BURLING­TON, N.C. —

One of two U.S. Marines charged with tres­pass­ing dur­ing a rally at a Con­fed­er­ate mon­u­ment in North Carolina is be­ing dis­charged from the Corps.

The Times-News of Burling­ton re­ported that Camp Le­je­une-based Staff Sgt. Joseph W. Man­ning is be­ing pro­cessed for dis­charge based on his ar­rest on May 20.

Man­ning and Ma­rine Sgt. Michael Joseph Ch­esny were ar­rested in Graham.

Po­lice say they climbed on top of a build­ing prior to a Con­fed­er­ate Me­mo­rial Day rally and un­furled a ban­ner which read, in part, “YWNRU,” which stands for “You will not re­place us,” the slo­gan chanted by demon­stra­tors in Char­lottesville protest­ing the re­moval of a Con­fed­er­ate mon­u­ment.

Ch­esny’s sta­tus isn’t known.

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