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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Protesters have toppled a Confederate monument at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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The controversial statue known as “Silent Sam” honored the soldiers who died fighting for the Confederacy.

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It had been standing on the UNC campus since 1913.

The university called the incident “Dangerous” and said it’s investigating it as vandalism.

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Governor Roy Cooper issued a statement Monday night, saying “Violent destruction of public property has no place in our communities.”