- Disorderly conduct by injury to a statue (Class II misdemeanor).
- Damage to real property (statue as a fixture (Class I misdemeanor).
- 14-288.2(c) Participation in a riot with property damage in excess of $1,500 (Class H felony).
- 14-288.2(e) inciting others to riot where there is property damage in excess of $1,500 (Class F felony).
“Clearly, in Durham, we showed Gov. Roy Cooper that, if he didn’t take action, we would,” Tran said. “So, to Roy Cooper, we say, ‘You’re welcome,’ because it wasn’t his original idea to take down these statues. So, we’ll see what actions he takes next, but we want to claim that [pulling down the Durham statue] as a win for the movement. The movement did this.”
Tran has been involved with other protests in the past, including an LGBT demonstration last year in front of Raleigh, North Carolina’s executive mansion. The demonstration took place on March 24th, 2016, wherein hundreds of North Carolinians gathered together to protest the state’s bathroom bill. Tran, along with four other protesters, was arrested and charged with resisting a public officer.