Confederate Flag removed

AFP
Published Jun 29, 2015, 10:40 am IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 5:38 pm IST
The black woman was arrested as soon as she came down from the 30 foot pole
Bree Newsome of Charlotte, N.C., removes the Confederate battle flag at a Confederate monument at the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday, June, 27, 2015. She was taken into custody when she came down. The flag was raised again by capitol
 Bree Newsome of Charlotte, N.C., removes the Confederate battle flag at a Confederate monument at the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday, June, 27, 2015. She was taken into custody when she came down. The flag was raised again by capitol

Columbia: A protester scaled a flagpole on the grounds of the South Carolina legislature at dawn and removed the Confederate flag, amid fierce debate about the racially charged symbol.

The black woman climber was arrested as soon as she came down from the 30 foot pole, and a new flag was restored to the original position with an hour. Pictures on social media showed Bree Newsome being escorted by an officer, her hands tied. #FreeBree was trending on Twitter within hours.

 

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