Durham County

What they’re saying about the Confederate monument on social media and elsewhere

Protesters’ toppling of the Confederate monument Monday created a flood of comments on social media sites and elsewhere.

Local officials expressed empathy for the protester’s anger, but condemned their actions. “Certainly we all deplore the violence that might be used by white supremacists, Neo-Nazis, and of course the KKK, but we cannot also go that way, we cannot move in that direction,” Sen. Floyd B. McKissick said in a Facebook post. “We must by all means show respect and protest in a way that is meaningful, that is s constructive, that engages public dialogue and allows our local governments to make that decision.”

Here are a few more comments that circulated social media Tuesday.

Cliff Bellamy: 919-419-6744, @CliffBellamy1