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Eight face criminal charges over North Carolina protest

Most people in North Carolina and across the country realize that the United States is filled with people who are passionate about their beliefs. Unfortunately, the views held are varied and frequently in opposition to others, potentially creating conflict. In fact, eight people were recently arrested and now face criminal charges following a protest.

The incident that led to the arrests follows an ongoing dispute over a statue called "Silent Sam" that was recently torn down on the University of North Carolina. On a day in early September, a group called Defend UNC reportedly organized a canned food drive and cookout in protest of a group called New Confederate States of America. Though the two groups were separated by barricades, they reportedly started shouting at each other.

Reports claim that the members of the second group were willingly escorted from the scene. However, police claim that members of Defend UNC became upset with them, allegedly because they felt the police officers were protecting members of a group which they feel stands for hate. Though the charges and identities of the defendants are unknown, reports indicate that eight people were arrested.

Unfortunately, those who face criminal charges in connection with the North Carolina incident are now left to make potentially life-changing decisions. Few people without legal training feel prepared to make these decisions. As such, they often seek advice from a professional who has experience with the criminal justice system and can ensure that they are fully prepared to make informed decisions about their cases, potentially relieving some of the stress often associated in such situations.

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