Civil Rights Activist Blasts Students for Destroying Statue: 'Does Nothing' for Black 'Lives in Chicago'
Tucker Carlson and civil rights leader Bob Woodson reacted to student rioters wrecking a statue of "Silent Sam" on the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Silent Sam was meant to commemorate students who died fighting for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was a key part of campus history, Carlson said.
However, he said the perpetrators are really "a mob of angry children trying out for Mao [Zedong]'s Red Guard."
The crowd chanted "No Justice, No Peace, No Racist Police" and cheered when Silent Sam fell from his pedestal.
"What you just saw was barbaric and an attack on democracy itself," Carlson said, noting that rather than try to change minds on the issue of Confederate statues, young leftists resort to "mob" rule.
Woodson said he is "outraged" that civil rights activists of today are destroying property and acting as "frauds" to the "legacy" of past leaders.
"To remember something doesn't mean you're celebrating it," he said, noting that Jewish Holocaust survivors have supported museums commemorating that dark period in history.
"These are anarchists and are not freedom fighters," Woodson said, calling on the vandals to focus on real civil rights issues.
"Taking down a Confederate statue does nothing for saving a life in Chicago," he said.
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