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Top UNC leaders condemn Confederate statue toppling
Backlash could complicate debate about other statues
UNC statue toppling
Police stand guard after the confederate statue known as "Silent Sam" was toppled by protesters on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Protesters at North Carolina's flagship university took advantage of a non-confrontational police response to topple a century-old Confederate statue that's long been the target of critics who say it symbolizes racism.
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