DURHAM -- The group charged with toppling over a Confederate statue in Durham continue to make their voices heard.

Seven of the protesters appeared before a judge Tuesday morning.

The defense attorney for those seven protesters said in court that the district attorney dropped the riot felony charges against them, which would leave only the misdemeanor charges such as injury to real and personal property.

However, the district attorney says he couldn't talk about the case and can't confirm if he dropped those felony charges.

Protesters appeared in court and then held a news conference outside of court where they are still demanding that district attorney drops all charges.

Last week, the Durham County D.A. did drop all charges against three different protesters saying it was unlikely a jury would convict them.

However, he said that's not an indication that he will do the same for the remaining protesters.