Marine charged in N.C. protest to be ousted
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.