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Arrested for tearing down Confederate statue

Taqiyah Thompson gave this speech about right and wrong, just before she was arrested for tearing down a Confederate statue.

08/16/2017 4:00 PM
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  • Darrell D.
    08/16/2017 16:02

    Shit!....shes half white!...ray Charles can see that!

  • Darrell D.
    08/16/2017 16:05

    Is it me or does she have on the exact same clothes she wore when she climbed the monument as she did when she was arrested?....wasnt there a few days between the two?

  • Dolores C.
    08/16/2017 16:08

    Destrucion of property that is not yours is a crime..

  • Matthew S.
    08/16/2017 16:10

    There is a right and there is a wrong taking down the statue the way they did was wrong. They should have let gov officials remove them as they are monuments of historical figures. Do you think those historical figures would approve of the violence neo nazis are causing? Probably not can't be helped if people will use sonething in everyday life to use an excuse for their actions

  • Brandon A.
    08/16/2017 16:13

    Technically she didnt even pull it down from what I saw

  • Harrison O.
    08/16/2017 16:20

    Dumb asf

  • Phil N.
    08/16/2017 16:25

    You are a misinformed person...boys of grey were soldiers of army...not kkk..

  • Jo L.
    08/16/2017 16:26

    She certainly without a doubt proved , she is on the wrong side .

  • Jay H.
    08/16/2017 16:28

    Tears down statue of general Lee who was a southern general and didn't buy slaves he inherited and released them at the beginning of the war ...forgets about general grant from the north who owned multiple slaves and didnt release them until he was forced to after the emancipation was signed.which was to free slaves in SOUTHERN states...still uses argument that north went to war with south over slavery. Still retarded and has no clue about history.

  • Joe A.
    08/16/2017 16:31

    https://www.facebook.com/newlypress/videos/1870247346572971/

  • Joe A.
    08/16/2017 16:31

    YOUR RACIST - IF YOUR WORRIED ABOUT SLAVERY LOOK AT THE MUSLIMS ,THEY STILL GOT SLAVES- YOUR RACIST

  • Julio J.
    08/16/2017 16:34

    Lol fuck that statue and the ppl that made that dame statue.. The USA could have took that shit down many moons ago.... I SAY LET'S TAKE MORE DOWN.. WHILE THE COPS KILL PPL WE WILL JUST MARCH LIKE IT'S 1967 HELL NAW I'M NOT MY GRANDDADDY OR MLK I'M MORE OF A MR. X TYPE DUDE TOUCH ME I'M TOUCH YOU!!!!

  • Justin N.
    08/16/2017 16:34

    You know, for ragging on Millennials about participation trophies, you bigots sure can't let go of yours. Move them to a Confederate cemetery and then those treasonous bastards can keep their participation trophies.

  • Eddie G.
    08/16/2017 16:34

    Felony charges?? Undercover waited until she finished speaking and arrested her. This is exactly what she is fighting against. 22 years old, and they charged her with multiple felonies. Rapist aren't even getting charged like this.

  • Jabbar B.
    08/16/2017 16:36

    I've noticed that the same people who say all white people aren't racist are the same ones who view all Muslims as terrorist #doublestandard

  • Tre S.
    08/16/2017 16:36

    ***********((I love it. Proud of these kids standing up for what they believe in. ........

  • Sandra H.
    08/16/2017 16:38

    She should be punished for what she did.

  • Colin A.
    08/16/2017 16:42

    Good that oppressive statues are being torn down however I don't see it making a difference in race relations in this country any time soon if ever. Can't change the hate that's embedded in some people no matter how many statues are removed unfortunately..

  • Mars M.
    08/16/2017 16:42

    Did u just assume her gender!?

  • Asim J.
    08/16/2017 16:43

    Way to go