A civil rights leader is “outraged” by modern activists who are acting as “frauds” while destroying property.
Bob Woodson denounced student rioters who toppled a statue of “Silent Sam” on the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Monday.
The “mob of angry children trying out for Chairman Mao [Zedong]’s Red Guard,” according to Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, tore down the historic statue which commemorated students who died fighting for the Confederacy during the Civil War.
“What you just saw was barbaric and an attack on democracy itself,” Carlson said, noting how leftists resort to “mob” rule rather than engage in any discourse. Protesters chanted “No Justice, No Peace, No Racist Police,” cheering as the statue fell from its pedestal.
“As a veteran of the civil rights movement, we fought to fulfill the dream of America, we supported our founding values and our principles. But we also didn’t destroy anything in the name of justice,” Woodson said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Wednesday.
“For those people out there who are supposed to be heirs of that legacy, they are a fraud,” Woodson continued, adding that he is against taking down controversial statues.
“To remember something doesn’t mean you’re celebrating it,” he said, citing the example of Jewish Holocaust survivors supporting museums commemorating the time in world history.
“These are anarchists and are not freedom fighters,” Woodson said of the modern-day protesters like those at the University of North Carolina. “Those of us in the civil rights movement should speak out against this outrage.”
Carlson reiterated the message, saying “having the statue up is not a celebration of the Confederacy,” but serves as a reminder to the nation what the history was and “the triumph over it.” Woodson added that the issue is being “misused” by the left to “denigrate the values of this nation,” as they use race to take attention away from other critical issues.
“Particularly in black America where we have more blacks killed in one year than were killed in 70 years” of brutal lynchings, Woodson explained.
“Taking down a Confederate statue does nothing for saving a life in Chicago,” he said.
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