Granddaughter of former UNC Chancellor Arrested for role in Silent Sam toppling

CHAPEL HILL – A UNC student caught on camera boasting about pulling her weight in the toppling of the Silent Sam confederate war dead memorial as reported first by Big League Politics. Margarita Sitterson is actually the granddaughter of a former UNC chancellor who has a building on campus named after him, and she’s just been arrested and charged thanks to her on tape confession.

The granddaughter of a former chancellor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill has been arrested in connection with the toppling of the school’s on-campus Confederate monument.

Margarita Sitterson, 18, is the fourth person charged after the statue known as “Silent Sam” was torn down amid protests on Aug. 20.

She is charged with defacing a public statue and misdemeanor public disturbance.

Despite the arrest, Ms. Sitterson was right back at the Silent Sam location on Thursday evening to protest a rally in support of returning the statue. She had no comment for Big League reporters on the scene. Multiple people were arrested Thursday evening.

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