To protest the arrests of eight people charged in the destruction of that tacky 1924 Confederate soldier statue outside the former county courthouse in Durham, North Carolina, a crowd of activists demanded today that they also be arrested for the statue’s destruction. As a large crowd cheered them on, about 100 people lined up in front of the Durham County Detention Facility in hopes of joining their friends in jail. Unfortunately, the authorities refused to arrest them, on the technicality that no warrants had been issued for their detention. Still, it made for some happy nice times!
Walking in to sheriffs office to collectively turn ourselves to say: targeting racial justice organizers? arrest me too! pic.twitter.com/YtTTDEQv20
— ben carroll (@bncrrll) August 17, 2017
The movie comparison was obvious to everyone:
So would you call this Civil Excessive Obedience?
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Maybe Trump has the right idea about history, though. Don’t think too much about it, and if you don’t have any real history available, make some up. (We’ll have a full story on the Bonwit-Teller demolition and Trump’s Fake History for you tomorrow!)
Stay safe, kids, and now it’s your OPEN THREAD.
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