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FBI agents across the nation are tracking down and arresting Trump supporters who walked into the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 protest that turned into a brawl. Scores of protestors have already been charged with unlawful entry — “knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority.” The media is treating this as a heinous and self-evident offense, but my own experience at Washington protests makes me wary of treating transgressions as treason.

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The political hysteria unleashed by last week’s clash at the Capitol between police and Trump protestors poses a growing danger to Americans’ constitutional rights.

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Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:05

OPINION: Let’s not lie about it, Trump did this

This is a response to Ed O’Neal's recent “Truth and accountability” article.

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Rep. G.K. Butterfield wants statues of former North Carolina Govs. Charles B. Aycock and Zebulon B. Vance removed from the U.S. Capitol, along with other monuments that seven Democratic legislative leaders call “shameful reminders of slavery and segregation.”

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RALEIGH — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper ordered Confederate monuments on the grounds of the State Capitol removed “to protect public safety.” But he won’t say who allowed a mob of protesters to take over the Capitol grounds earlier, toppling statues from two of those monuments.

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