Dozens of protesters gathered and camped out overnight at the headquarters of the Durham (NC) Police Department after the approval by the city council of a new city budget, which includes funding for the agency. - Screen grab of news report by WRAL-TV. 

Dozens of protesters gathered and camped out overnight at the headquarters of the Durham (NC) Police Department after the approval by the city council of a new city budget, which includes funding for the agency.

Screen grab of news report by WRAL-TV. 

Dozens of protesters gathered and camped out overnight at the headquarters of the Durham (NC) Police Department after the approval by the city council of a new city budget, which includes funding for the agency.

According to WRAL-TV, the protesters upset about the additional 5% funding approved for police, who they feel should not have received anything.

The City of Durham responded in a statement that the police budget includes no new officer positions and no new enforcement programs.

Amid nationwide protests, defunding police has gone from a radical idea to one that some cities are considering to various degrees.

 

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