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  • Police surrounded Confederate statue base while protesters called for prison reform

    During a protest organized by Alerta Migratoria and Inside Outside Alliance, police and their barricades surrounded the base of the former Confederate statue outside the old Durham County courthouse during a county commissioners meeting Monday night. Protesters were demanding the commissioners call on the Sheriff to testify under oath about collaboration with ICE, protest in-person visitation, and investigate the deaths in the Durham County jail. Several members joined the meeting inside and sang to the commissioners.

Police surrounded Confederate statue base while protesters called for prison reform

During a protest organized by Alerta Migratoria and Inside Outside Alliance, police and their barricades surrounded the base of the former Confederate statue outside the old Durham County courthouse during a county commissioners meeting Monday night. Protesters were demanding the commissioners call on the Sheriff to testify under oath about collaboration with ICE, protest in-person visitation, and investigate the deaths in the Durham County jail. Several members joined the meeting inside and sang to the commissioners.
Casey Toth ctoth@heraldsun.com