Lady Gaga Asked To Pay legal Fees Of Student Arrested For Topple Confederate Statue

A woman has been arrested in connection with the toppling of a Confederate statue during a protest in Durham, North Carolina, authorities said Tuesday. Her name is Takiyah Thompson, and she is a 22-year-old college student at N.C. Central University.

Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews said officers are executing search warrants and expect to make an additional arrest in the case.

The sheriff’s office said the 22-year-old woman was charged with two felonies, participation in a riot with property damage in excess of $1,500 and inciting others to riot, and two misdemeanors, disorderly conduct by injury to a statue and damage to property. As the group gathered at the old Durham County courthouse around the Confederate Soldiers Monument, one person climbed a ladder and tied a rope to the top of the statue as the crowd chanted, “We are the revolution.” Protesters pulled the rope and erupted in cheers as the statue fell onto the ground. Several people ran up to the mangled statue, kicking it and spitting on it.

JK Rowling, Lady Gaga and more celebrities have reacted in disbelief to Donald Trump’s press conference regarding recent violent events in Charlottesville. Lady Gaga wrote to her 68million followers: “For the Black Community, tell us ways the non-racist white community who loves u can do better to help influence the country?”

Since she asked: Lady Gaga asked to pay legal fees of student arrested for helping topple Confederate statue