MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Protesters have toppled a Confederate monument at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.READ MORE: Florida Condo Collapse Settlement Reaches, Tops $1 Billion
The controversial statue known as “Silent Sam” honored the soldiers who died fighting for the Confederacy.READ MORE: South Florida Man Accused Of Setting Wife On Fire, Hitting Her With His Car
It had been standing on the UNC campus since 1913.
The university called the incident “Dangerous” and said it’s investigating it as vandalism.MORE NEWS: Opa-locka Hialeah Flea Market Vendors: 'We have to leave like dogs'
Governor Roy Cooper issued a statement Monday night, saying “Violent destruction of public property has no place in our communities.”