Police at the university of North Carolina arrested seven people during a protest of the confederate statue Silent Sam, which was ripped down on Monday night, NBC News reports.
The statue, which celebrates the Confederacy and was dedicated with a speech celebrating white supremacy, is in storage, but the university has announced that it will be put back up in the next three months.
The rally was tense as a barefoot man in Confederate garb and claimed the statue "wasn't about racism or nothin' like that" and as anti-racist protestors destroyed one Confederate flag and tried to burn another.
Watch protest videos from Twitter and local news below.
Several March with confederate flags toward Silent Sam. @wfmy https://t.co/zdTJE01XEJ— Jessica Winters (@Jessica Winters)1535207707.0
First physical altercation here at #SilentSam #UNC #Rally #Protest https://t.co/LaMMO2gFsA— Sydney Persing WINK (@Sydney Persing WINK)1535209190.0