UNC defends undercover police at Silent Sam rallies

By Jay Siebold

In a screenshot from a video, UNC students Samee Siddiqui and Maya Little confront a campus police officer after learning he went undercover during the Silent Sam protests (Courtesy Samee Siddiqui)

“Silence Sam … not students.” That’s the name of a protest scheduled for Tuesday at UNC.

It’s being led by students who are upset about what they call “undercover surveillance.” It came to light last week that a UNC police officer posed as a protester during a sit-in at the Silent Sam confederate monument in August. UNC officials say he did it to maintain campus safety…but some student protesters aren’t buying it.

Jay Siebold has more.


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