UNC students march, protest Confederate statue settlement
Added 12-06-19 09:03:01am EST - “Protesters at the Un iversity of North Carolina-Chapel Hill marched to an administration building to criticize a legal settlement that will turn a toppled Confederate statue over to a group of Confederate descendants.” - Washingtontimes.com
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Protesters at the Un iversity of North Carolina-Chapel Hill marched to an administration building to criticize a legal settlement that will turn a toppled Confederate statue over to a group of Confederate descendants.
A judge approved the settlement last week in response to a lawsuit filed by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The decision allows the group to “forever maintain possession of the monument,” news outlets reported. The university system also will use non-state funds to endow a $2.5 million trust for its preservation and possibly a facility to house it.
The university system said the settlement complies with a 2015 state law restricting the removal of Confederate monuments.
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About 200 campus community members met Thursday at the location where the monument once stood and marched from there while chanting and toting signs.
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