Woman Climbs Pole To Remove Confederate Flag In South Carolina

June 27, 2015  |  

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsBree Newsome is a name you do not want to forget. Early this morning, Bree Newsome scaled a 30-foot flagpole to remove the Confederate flag at the South Carolina Capital. Bree was arrested after she climbed back down from removing the flag. According the NYMAG,

The activist, identified on social media as Bree Newsome, was arrested after she climbed back down with the flag, as was an unidentified man who was assisting her. They have been charged with defacing a monument. In a press release, Bree announced that they removed the flag “because we can’t wait any longer.” The flag, which is protected by state law, was subsequently re-raised shortly thereafter. A pro-Confederate flag rally is planned in Columbia for later today. 

The flag was raised again shortly after her arrest.

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