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UNC racism, police violence protest leads to broken window

The protesters have been demonstrating for months about the Confederate Silent Sam monument and its removal. They say police unfairly target them at events where they clash with supporters of the statue.
Credit: AP
In a Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 file photo, police surround a Confederate monument during a protest to remove the statue at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. Fearing violence or vandalism at a campus rally against a Confederate statue, two top University of North Carolina leaders, Margaret Spellings, the president of the UNC system and Carol Folt, chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill, privately lamented their dilemma and appeared envious of another university that abruptly took down similar monuments, newly released emails show. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Some students at the University of North Carolina broke a window while trying to deliver a list of demands to the school's interim chancellor.

The News & Observer reports campus police say the Chapel Hill protesters found their destination closed Wednesday, so some of them pounded on the building, shattering at least one window. No one was injured or charged.

The protesters have been demonstrating for months about the Confederate Silent Sam monument and its removal. They say police unfairly target them at events where they clash with supporters of the statue.

Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz named members this week to a new commission on campus policing. He said an outside consultant will review previous clashes.

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