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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Black Woman Scales a Flagpole and Removes Confederate Flag in S.C.

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Bree Newsome, a black activist scaled the flagpole in front of the South Carolina Statehouse this morning and removed the Confederate battle flag.
The woman was identified as “Bree” by activist group Blackbird (an organization that was helping out with press but did not facilitate the event itself).  She did not act alone, but was part of a larger group of activists who wanted to see the flag come down. 
Bree is black, but the group she was part of is multiracial, according to the release.  
She was arrested.

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