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One arrested during protest

LOUISBURG -- Town police arrested a Charlotte man they allege disrupted a monument protest over the weekend.

Those in support of retaining the Confederate soldier monument on N. Main Street and those who want it removed gathered around the statue on June 13, standing for their respective positions.

According to police, at about 6:15 p.m., a motorist drove by and threw a drink at one of the pro-monument supporters, hitting and damaging a chair.

Officers stopped the transgressor, arresting Timothy Jake Young, 26, of Charlotte.

He was charged with damage to property and littering.


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Members Opinions:
June 18, 2020 at 12:00pm
Well, thankfully your report was NOT fake news but it was however watered down and vague. I was there and I can attest to exactly what happened. Either your sources did not tell you all of the information or you neglected to fully report what happened.

First of all, it was late in the day and all of the black lives matters protestors had gone home and there remained only a small contingent of persons who were there to protect our memorial to deceased veterans. The motorist DID NOT drive by he actually stopped in the middle of the street only a few feet from several people sitting in chairs and threw a full 24 oz cup of soft drink and ice directly in someones face. His action was deliberate and intentional.

Secondly, he was not only charged with damage to property and littering but rather assault on several individuals.

The citizens of Franklin Co and Louisburg who were there in support of the memorial are there for no reason other than to physically protect the structure itself. Their position has nothing to do with race or black lives matter but the protection of the memorial to our deceased ancestors. They are peaceful, law abiding citizens who are simply protecting their property. No more, no less.
June 19, 2020 at 11:44am
I posted an opinion yesterday but apparently you only publish the opinions that you like. WHY?
June 20, 2020 at 11:12pm
In the paper it was published that he was arrested, which is false. He was not arrested, nor charged with assault like previous comments on this section. He was not charged with assault because he did not assault anyone, the cup hit a lawn chair. He was charged with property damage and littering. I know all of this because I was present and have seen the official ticket that was issued to him. I would appreciate if false information would not be spread, painting him to be an awful human- which he is not.
June 22, 2020 at 12:29pm
EDITOR'S NOTE: The story in The Franklin Times was correct. The suspect in this case was charged with damage to property and littering, exactly as the story reported. The story made no reference whatsoever to any assault charges--and no assault charges were filed, according to Louisburg police reports.
June 27, 2020 at 5:21pm
The story in The Franklin Times was not correct. He did not get arrested. He got a ticket.



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