Antifa are violent criminals who break the law and engage in mob violence. They deserve to be punished for their behavior, not rewarded by the University of North Carolina:
“CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – The Confederate monument known as Silent Sam will be reinstalled with 90 days, according to a member of the UNC System Board of Governors.
Thom Goolsby posted to Twitter and YouTube saying the monument will go back up as required by state law.
“Criminals who destroyed state property at UNC and police who did nothing will be held accountable,” Goolsby wrote.
The monument on the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill campus was torn down Monday night by protestors. …”
3 Antifa are facing charges for rioting and defacing public property:
“The UNC-Chapel Hill Police Department has filed warrants charging three people in connection with the toppling of the Silent Sam statue Monday evening.
The warrants charge the three with misdemeanor riot and misdemeanor defacing of a public monument, according to a UNC police statement.
The three people named in the warrants, who have not been publicly identified because they have not yet been arrested, are not affiliated with the university, UNC Police spokesman Randy Young said in an email …”
It is not in the interest of UNC to become the next Charlottesville.
At the moment, most of the groups who oppose the removal of Silent Sam and who support North Carolina’s heritage protection law are waiting to see what UNC’s response is going to be. Is Silent Sam going to be restored as required by state law? Are these criminals going to be punished? Are the students who participated in the riot on Monday going to be expelled?