Three people have been arrested when protesters clashed over the overthrow of a Confederate statue on the campus of the University of North Carolina.
Police used pepper spray to maintain order as around 300 people congregated around the site of the Silent Sam statue until it was demolished last week.
A few dozen pro-Sam activists clashed with a larger group that had organized a "dance party". to celebrate the removal of the statue, officials said.
The statue was built as a monument to students who died fighting for the Confederacy, but has been the subject of protests since the 1960s for its racist history.
In his inauguration, the UNC trustee, Julian Carr, gave a speech in which he spoke about "the purity of the Anglo-Saxon race" and "whipping a black wench on horseback".
Three people were arrested while protesters clashed on the campus of the University of North Carolina after a statue commemorating the students who fought for the Confederation was overthrown last week.
Two people were arrested for scuffling while one was arrested by resistance and one officer, the University of North Carolina said (in the image, a police officer grabs a protester, although it is not clear if the man was arrested).
The police separated the activists by chanting "go home to Nazis" from those waving placards that said "save our monuments" as some 300 people gathered on campus on Thursday night
A few dozen activists in favor of Sam confronted a larger group that had a 'dance party'. to celebrate the removal of the statue.
Silent Sam has been the subject of protests since the 1960s, after the UNC administrator, Julian Carr, gave a speech in which he spoke about "the purity of the Anglo-Saxon race", as it was unveiled in 1913 .
University spokeswoman Carly Miller said two people were arrested for a brawl, while a third was arrested for resisting an officer.
The university did not disclose their names, and did not say which side the protests were on.
Meanwhile, a fourth person has been accused of helping to tear down the statue.
The university published a new list on Thursday of the current total of 14 people arrested in connection with two recent protests.
He says four people were accused of helping to overthrow the memorial on August 20, while a fifth person was accused of wearing a mask before the statue fell.
The fourth person accused of misdemeanor defacing a public monument and riots is Margarita Sitterson, 18.
Jonathan Fitzgerald Fuller, 27, Lauren Aucoin, 23, and Raúl Mauro Arce Jiménez, 27, were all charged with the same crimes last week.
Another nine were arrested during follow-up demonstrations near the statue's empty pedestal on Saturday.
Jimenez appeared in court along with Fuller and Aucoin on Thursday, and then spoke to supporters outside the courtroom.
He argued that the students had asked the UNC leaders for a long time to move the statue they say symbolizes racism, but they refused.
He said the community acted when the university leaders did not, calling it "the fair show of the power of the people."
Asked if he is guilty of removing the statue, Jiménez said he and the other accused plan to fight the charges against him.
Student activists say they have been demanding the removal of the statue for years, but were ignored, while those who support Sam say their heritage is being destroyed.
Protesters in favor of the confederation receive a police escort through a crowd that shouts where the "Silent Sam" statue once stood before it collapsed last week
Demonstrators holding a sign that says BLM, an acronym for Black Lives Matter, stand in front of Silent Sam's empty plinth
Protesters cover their mouths after police used pepper spray to maintain order Thursday night
A police officer was also disciplined by the protests after showing a tattoo that resembles the logo of an anti-government group.
The village manager of Chapel Hill, Roger Stancil, said that officer Cole Daniels was placed on paid administrative leave, effective as of Monday.
He said people had expressed concern that Daniels would show "a tattoo associated with the 'Percenters & # 39; & # 39 ;,' considered by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-government" patriot "organization.
The concerns caused police officers to wonder if he could be an effective officer in the community.
An internal investigation will determine any disciplinary action.
The Chapel Hill police chief, Chris Blue, also had questions about why he ordered his officers to walk away from the protesters, even when it became clear they were trying to remove the statue.
Documents published publicly show that Blue, whose officers were helping with crowd control on the day, ordered them to give the protesters "a lot of space" and "stay away."
Another message from Blue told officers that they were too close to the protesters moments before Sam was removed from his pedestal.
Even though the statue was torn down, Blue sent an email to the officers the next day to congratulate them on their work.
Protesters in favor of the statue are guarded by the police while anti-statue activists shout "pigs in a pen" and "go home to Nazis"
A man shouts threats while protesters clash during a demonstration regarding the Confederate monument known as Silent Sam
Police stand guard around the statue after it was removed from its pedestal during Monday's protests last week