Confederate monument toppled in Durham, North Carolina, more fallout from weekend violence

08/15/2017 11:26 AM

Protesters pulled down a statue from a Confederate monument in Durham, NC Monday night.

The statue was dedicated to soldiers who fought in the Civil War and was located on a monument outside the old Durham County Courthouse.

Spectrum News reporter Ryan Breslin has the details.

A fourth CEO has resigned from a presidential business council in response to President Donald Trump’s initial remarks on the violence in Charlottesville, VA. Scott Paul is the head of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, which promotes American manufacturing.

Paul’s resignation follows those of three other CEOs on Monday. Kenneth Frazier, CEO of Merck, was the first to hand in his resignation. Trump lashed out at Frazier for his resignation, taking aim at the company’s drug prices.

Kevin Plank of Under Armour resigned later on Monday, in a statement published by the New York Times Plank was appreciative of the opportunity and said that he would continue to promote diversity.

“I am appreciative of the opportunity to have served, but have decided to step down from the council,” Plank said in a statement. “I love our country and our company and will continue to focus my efforts on inspiring every person that they can do anything through the power of sport which promotes unity, diversity and inclusion.”

Brian Krzanich of Intel was the third CEO to resign. Krzanich cited attacks made by people in Washington for why he was leaving the presidential council.

“I resigned because I want to make progress, while many in Washington seem more concerned with attacking anyone who disagrees with them,” Krzanich said in a statement. “We should honor – not attack – those who have stood up for equality and other cherished American values. I hope this will change, and I remain willing to serve when it does.”

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