Police have arrested a woman in Durham, NC for her role in the toppling of a Confederate statue there this week. She participated in a press conference and was then taken into custody.
What she said during the presser was outrageous. Here’s a transcript via Hot Air:
Once the protesters learned police were planning to make arrests, they held a press conference at the college with signs that read “Drop the charges.” Thompson spoke at the press conference admitting that she “scaled” the statue and “tied a rope around its neck.” Police attended the press conference where Thompson made this admission and, once everyone was done speaking, they arrested her.
In this clip, you’ll see a bit of Thompson’s speech before the arrest. She says, “The statue in Durham, North Carolina said ‘To the boys who wore the grey.’” She continued, “And if we understand history, we know that those boys who wore gray, today they wear blue and they wear sheets over there heads and they beat up black people and they beat up Latinx people, and they beat up queer people and that is the agenda.”
The reference to people who wear blue is apparently a reference to police. As she was arrested, some of her fellow protesters chanted, “Cops and Klan go hand in hand.”
Watch the video:
Her parents must be so proud.