Raleigh, NC (NTD) — A North Carolina man was arrested Sunday night for allegedly starting a riot over the weekend that led to the toppling and damaging of two Confederate monuments in the state capitol in Raleigh.
Conrad Paul James, 27, has been charged with inciting a riot—a felony in North Carolina—first-degree trespass, resisting an officer, and injury to personal property, according to a news release from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.
James was part of the Friday and Sunday night demonstrations when two statues of Confederate soldiers that were part of a larger obelisk were torn down by protesters.
“According to the arresting officer, last night the suspect jumped the fence around the Three Presidents monument in Union Square and failed to go back to the other side of the fence after being told to do so several times,” State Capitol Police Chief Chip Hawley said.
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