Protesters act against Gaston County commissioner over social media post

Protesters act against Gaston County commissioner over social media post

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — Protesters gathered Monday outside the Gaston County Courthouse demanding a Confederate statue, which has been there since 1912, be moved or destroyed.

In the video at the top of this webpage, hear why protesters are taking a stand against a county commissioner and a cartoon he posted to social media.

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“I was completely appalled,” said Jamal Gillespie, with the Gaston County Freedom Fighters. “I was shocked, honestly, to see that it was posted on his commissioner’s page.”

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