About 200 people gather at UNC Chapel Hill to protest for and against removal of Silent Sam

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. –  About 200 people gathered at McCorkle Place on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Thursday to protest for and against the removal of Silent Sam.

The school said there were no arrests as of about 9:40 p.m. and nobody was hurt.

Police sprayed pepper spray near the Morehead Planetarium parking lot to maintain order, according to the university.

The event comes 10 days after protesters pulled down the Confederate statue which had been up for more than 100 years.

Seven people were arrested at a rally over the statue’s removal over the weekend.

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