The Confederate statue on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus was a point of friction and protest long before the Charlottesville rally in support of a statue of Robert E. Lee turned tragically violent and left three people dead, thrusting the issue into the national spotlight.
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UNC’s Silent Sam has long been a flash point
Sebastian Gorka speech at UNC draws protesters
Silent Sam protesters confront UNC cop who had been undercover in their group
UNC professor burned by fire and explosion, suspect arrested
Durham's bomb squad sets off "disruptive charge" in Carrboro car
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Man yells 'Hail Satan' after explosion at Davie Poplar
Investigators at the scene of fire and explosion at UNC's Davie Poplar
UNC's Davie Poplar scene of fire and explosion
Fire and explosion at UNC's Davie Poplar
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Trump advisor Sebastian Gorka's speech at UNC Monday night, Nov. 13, 2017 draws protesters including Deborah Friedman, of Durham, arguing with Andrew Curley, a post doc in geography at UNC about Israel and Palestine.
Activists leading protests at UNC-Chapel Hill about Silent Sam confront UNC police officer Hector Borges, who had been previously been undercover posing as an auto mechanic sympathetic to their cause in an apparent effort to keep tabs on what they were doing.
UNC professor Dan Reichart tries to extinguish a fire allegedly set by a man who was later arrested when a device explodes at the base of the Davie Poplar on the UNC campus Thursday afternoon, Nov. 2, 2017. Reichart is being treated for burns, and the suspect is in custody and being evaluated.
James Hunt recorded this video as he approached a fire burning at the base of the Davie Poplar on the campus of UNC Thursday afternoon. Shortly after an explosion from erupted from the fire, the voice of a man shouting "Hail Satan' can be heard.
The Durham County Sheriff’s Office Hazardous Devices Unit worked alongside the Carborro Police Department to handle a rumored car bomb in the 2011 red Honda Accord registered to the suspect in custody for the explosion at the Davie Poplar in McCorkle Place at UNC-Chapel Hill. The unit detonated a "disruptive charge" in the trunk of the car, resulting in a loud pop.