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Governor's Office Statement on Silent Sam

RALEIGH

Ford Porter, Press Secretary for Governor Roy Cooper, shared the following statement on protesters’ removal of Silent Sam:

"Governor Cooper has been in contact with local law enforcement and UNC officials regarding tonight's rally and appreciates their efforts to keep people safe. The Governor understands that many people are frustrated by the pace of change and he shares their frustration, but violent destruction of public property has no place in our communities."