Police stand guard after the Confederate statue known as Silent Sam was toppled by protesters on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Photo: Gerry Broome/AP
Photo: Gerry Broome/AP

3 charged in connection to Silent Sam toppling

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The three people are not affiliated with the university and face charges of misdemeanor riot and misdemeanor defacing of a public monument.

>> MORE: Protesters topple Silent Sam Confederate statue at UNC

Silent Sam will be reinstalled, as required by state law, within the next 90 days, UNC Board of Governors member Thom Goolsby tweeted Friday.

The university is preparing for another possible rally Saturday, and it could be on campus at McCorkle Place.

The university urged the public not to attend.

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