OUT­RAGE CON­TIN­UES OVER CAM­PUS STATUE DE­CI­SION

Edmonton Journal - - WORLD -

Shock and anger con­tin­ued to en­velop the Univer­sity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this week fol­low­ing a de­ci­sion by school lead­ers to re­turn a Con­fed­er­ate mon­u­ment to cam­pus.

On Fri­day, fac­ulty mem­bers are likely to re­new their call to keep the statue known as “Silent Sam,” which was top­pled by pro­test­ers in Au­gust, off the pub­lic univer­sity cam­pus, sev­eral pro­fes­sors said.

On Mon­day, the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees ap­proved a plan to build an ed­u­ca­tion and his­tory cen­tre to house the bronze statue at a lesspromi­nent site on cam­pus.

Hun­dreds of pro­test­ers took to the streets of Chapel Hill on Mon­day night, fu­ri­ous about what some called a $5 mil­lion shrine to white supremacy.

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