Video footage shows University of North Carolina campus police officers in Chapel Hill responding in unison to an order to stop guarding the Silent Sam statue just moments before the statue was pulled down by Antifa protesters and students on Monday night.
The actions of the UNC police are currently under review, according to a statement the UNC board president made Wednesday night.
Watch the stand-down order being given at the 4:00 Minute Mark in this video “Silenced Sam” posted to Vimeo by the user rumor. The police walk away from their guard position and allow the destruction to happen:
Silenced Sam from rumur on Vimeo.
The chancellor of the University of North Carolina issued a statement that very night declaring that there were no injuries at the violent Antifa protest, but that simply is not true. I witnessed people getting hit with smoke bombs and wrestling on the ground, and reporting a fistfight to police.