Silent Sam is gone, but clashes in Chapel Hill continue

Pro-Confederate and anti-racist protesters met in Chapel Hill again this Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. The two groups yelled at each other as they walked around McCorkle Place then down Franklin St. until pro-Confederate demonstrators dispersed and left.
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Pro-Confederate and anti-racist protesters met in Chapel Hill again this Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. The two groups yelled at each other as they walked around McCorkle Place then down Franklin St. until pro-Confederate demonstrators dispersed and left.

Joe Johnson is a reporter covering breaking stories for The News & Observer. He most recently covered towns in western Wake County and Chatham County. Before that, he covered high school sports for The Herald-Sun.