30 gather for demonstrations over Confederate statue in North Carolina town

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Demonstrators on each side of the street Saturday in Pittsboro. Photo by Bridget Chapman/CBS 17

PITTSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) — Demonstrations are again taking place in Pittsboro Saturday over a Confederate memorial, officials say.

Just last weekend three people were cited or charged in the protests and counter-protests near the Historic Courthouse.

On Saturday, Chatham County deputies said protesters and counter-protestors “have assembled on the sides of East Street in Pittsboro.”

The groups began gathering around 10 a.m., deputies said.

“Currently approximately 30 protestors and or counter-protestors have assembled,” deputies said as of 2:15 p.m.

By 3:45 p.m., the crowd appeared to have dwindled to just a few people on each side of the street, according to a CBS 17 reporter at the scene.

Chatham County Sheriff’s Office deputies and the Pittsboro Police Department are currently at the scene monitoring the situation, officials said.

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