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Man arrested in Silent Sam protest faces same charge in Durham

A man arrested in connection with the Silent Sam protests last week has been charged in Durham.
A man arrested in connection with the Silent Sam protests last week has been charged in Durham. The Herald-Sun

Police have arrested a Durham man who was charged last week in connection with protests of the Silent Sam statue at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Gregory Southall Williams was arrested for “wearing a mask/hood in the public ways,” according to a report from the Durham County Sheriff’s Office. Williams was released on a $500 secured bond. The charge is related to an anti-Klan rally that happened Aug. 18 in downtown Durham, said Maj. Paul Martin of the Durham Sheriff’s Office.

Last week, Williams was arrested on a charge of wearing a mask and disguise in public and also “resisting, obstructing and delaying arrest.”

Further information about Williams’ charges in Durham were not available.

Cliff Bellamy: 919-419-6744, @CliffBellamy1

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