Pictures from a few hours after Silent Sam was torn down

Shortly after midnight, I visited the site where just hours before protesters toppled the Silent Sam statue on August 20th, 2018. I gathered with a small crowd and we watched the grounds crew from the University of North Carolina figure out how to load Silent Sam into a dump truck with limited resources. I took the following pictures.

Silent Sam in the mud
Silent Sam in the mud
Silent Sam's feet
The base where Silent Sam’s feet were attached to the pedestal.
Silent Sam on a front loader
Hoisting Silent Sam off the ground
Silent Sam loaded into dump truck
Loading Silent Sam into a dump truck
Silent Sam's pedestal
The pedestal where Silent Sam once stood

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