Video shows Silent Sam being hammered

Video shows Silent Sam being hammered

A video obtained by The News & Observer last week shows a man climb the Silent Sam Confederate statute and pound the face of the solider with a hammer. The video was shot by a passerby at the UNC-Chapel Hill campus on Aug. 15. Calls to remove the statue were renewed last summer after a

A video obtained by The News & Observer last week shows a man climb the Silent Sam Confederate statute and pound the face of the solider with a hammer.

The video was shot by a passerby at the UNC-Chapel Hill campus on Aug. 15.

Calls to remove the statue were renewed last summer after a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

The video raises questions about the monument’s safety: Is Silent Sam in danger?

Read the full story and watch the video here.

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