Fourth person charged in Silent Sam toppling

Fourth person charged in Silent Sam toppling
A fourth person has been charged with helping to topple a Confederate monument at the University of North Carolina.

HILLSBOROUGH, NC (AP) - A fourth person has been charged with helping to topple a Confederate monument at the University of North Carolina.
    
The university released a new list Thursday of the current total of 14 people arrested in connection with two recent protests.
    
It says four people were charged with helping to topple the monument during an Aug. 20 protest, while a fifth person that night was charged with wearing a mask before the statue fell.
    
The fourth person charged with misdemeanor counts of defacing a public monument and rioting is 18-year-old Margarita Sitterson. A phone listing for her couldn't immediately be found in public records, and a message left for a relative wasn't returned. Court records show she has a court date in September.
    
A lawyer representing other protesters didn't immediately respond to a text message asking if he's her lawyer.
    
Nine others were arrested during follow-up demonstrations near the statue's empty pedestal on Saturday.

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