It was quite a Juneteenth in downtown Raleigh. On Friday, crowds gathered while demonstrators pulled down two confederate monuments outside of the North Carolina Capitol building.
Police officers originally tried to intervene, but were ordered to stand down after several officers were injured.
“After the initial attempt to remove the statue was prevented and deescalated by law enforcement, Chief Hawley says officers did remain on the grounds to continue maintaining public safety. In the initial engagement, several officers received injuries,” NC Department of Public Safety officials said.
Governor Cooper has requested the removal of the remaining monuments located on Capitol grounds.
“I have ordered the Confederate monuments on the Capitol grounds be moved to protect public safety. I am concerned about the dangerous efforts to pull down and carry off large, heavy statues and the strong potential for violent clashes at the site. If the legislature had repealed their 2015 law that puts up legal roadblocks to removal we could have avoided the dangerous incidents of last night,” said Cooper. “Monuments to white supremacy don’t belong in places of allegiance, and it’s past time that these painful memorials be moved in a legal, safe way,” Cooper said.
Teyana, Sis...Why Weren't Folks Wearing Face Masks To Your Listening Party?
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Did they test everyone for covid at the door? Cuz... imma just pray teyana stays healthy. https://t.co/TdYiFQ9Ctf— king crissle (@crissles) June 18, 2020
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Teyana Taylor having a listening party during a pandemic while pregnant pic.twitter.com/TOXmPAc0Wm— Kristi Yamahoochie (@_FarahFlawless) June 18, 2020
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Teyana Taylor really had a listening party while pregnant. With ALL THOSE PEOPLE CLOSE TOGETHER. During a PANDEMIC. Y’all jut don’t care huh?— Saf (@Saaafxo) June 18, 2020
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So NO ONE wore masks at Teyana Taylor's listening party? 🥴— is mayonaise an instrument? (@a__bugg) June 18, 2020
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Teyana Taylor is pregnant, in LA that’s still on a lockdown... and just threw a packed listening party. 🤦🏾♀️— alexis robinson (@alexisfromvegas) June 18, 2020
Y’ALL corona is not over.
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Rona’ checking shit out: pic.twitter.com/zjXybNMmCZ— #takenbytommie (@tommiedotjpg) June 18, 2020
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I seen 3 people with a mask on. Teyana is pregnant & has a toddler at home. Corona is still alive & well people. Smh.— Gabby 💕 (@xogabbyelle) June 18, 2020
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Teyana and dem just said "fuck a mask" huh pic.twitter.com/k0aPtngJ23— LaChanii (@datshchick) June 18, 2020
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🤭 oop! i like teyana 😩 I’m just confused why Lena has her whole ass mask down??— bird the loca (@etherian_heart) June 18, 2020
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My cousin went to Teyana Taylor’s listening party for her new album and I saw about 5 ppl wearing a mask. Not one of them was a celebrity smh— Beige Rage (@TideorDieChick) June 18, 2020
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Teyana Taylor is pregnant. I don’t understand why she didn’t require every single person in that venue to wear a mask to her album release party. Whew I cringed watching that video— Your fav gni*ger (@recogniZE_TAste) June 18, 2020