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Greenville police shut down streets in the Uptown area Tuesday afternoon because of the potential for protests.
It wasn't the way Kinston High School seniors envisioned their graduation, but they did get a chance to walk across the stage to receive their diploma.
The Chief Justice of North Carolina's Supreme Court, Chief Justice Cheri Beasley, shared recommendations in response to the worldwide protests and riots over the killing of George Floyd while in police custody.
East Carolina University said it will investigate hate speech posted by students on social media.
In a separate incident, Marquette University in Wisconsin rescinded its admission offer to a student who compared an officer's kneeling on Floyd to athletes kneeling during the National Anthem.
"You need to make another video and don't be shy," NAACP regional director Tracey Edwards said. "Apologize to all of us."
“We cannot back down now. We have come way too far. We are literally in the midst of history.”
Amid a backdrop of national protests, Birmingham isn't the only city faced with how to deal with what some consider outdated and racist relics of the past.
"The statue represented bigotry, hatred, and oppression for too many people, for too long," Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney tweeted. "It is finally gone."