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06-27-2015, 09:10 PM
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http://www.postandcourier.com/storyimage/CP/20150627/PC16/150629393/AR/0/AR-150629393.jpg&maxw=800&q=90 Bree Newsome of Charlotte climbs a flagpole Saturday to remove the Confederate battle flag at a Confederate monument in front of the Statehouse in Columbia. She was taken into custody when she came down. The flag was raised again by capitol workers about 45 minutes later. Bruce Smith/AP


COLUMBIA — A Charlotte woman successfully shimmied the flagpole of the South Carolina Statehouse’s Confederate Soldier Monument and took down the Confederate battle flag.
Bree Newsome, 30, dressed in climbing gear and helmet, removed the flag just after 6 a.m., about four hours before a pro-Confederate flag rally was set to take place at the monument.

Newsome and James Ian Tyson, 30, also of Charlotte, were arrested by Department of Public Safety officers as soon as Newsome touched the ground. The two were later charged with defacing a monument. Tyson was inside the wrought iron fence surrounding the 30-foot pole helping Newsome, DPS said.
A judge later set the bond for the two of them at $3,000. If convicted, they could spend up to three years in jail and pay a fine of up to $5,000.
The flag was down for about an hour before it was replaced with a new one, said DPS Spokeswoman Sherri Iacobelli.
The group of activists, which includes a few members of the Black Lives Matter movement, that helped organize the climb said in a release that it was an effort “to do what the SC legislature has thus far neglected to do.”
“We removed the flag today because we can’t wait any longer,” Newsome said in the statement. “We can’t continue like this another day. It’s time for a new chapter where we are sincere about dismantling white supremacy and building toward true racial justice and equality.”
Since the mass killing of nine churchgoers in Charleston, the state has been under fire for flying the Confederate battle flag on Statehouse grounds. On Tuesday, lawmakers voted to allow discussion of removing the flag during a special session, although it is unlikely that will occur before July 6.
House Minority Leader Rep. Todd Rutherford, D-Columbia, represented Newsome in court on Saturday. Rutherford, a criminal defense attorney, has led the call for the removal of the battle flag in the past week, and has unsuccessfully tried to get legislation through the General Assembly that would have removed the flag in the past.

06-27-2015, 10:12 PM
Erase history.... who'll know?

I mean... Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!

A Republican emancipated the Slaves.....

until mass media got big....

06-28-2015, 03:50 AM
I hope she does some jail time

06-28-2015, 10:02 AM
I bet someone will will come to her rescue!!!

Friends of @BreeNewsome - I will pay her bail money or any legal fees she has. Please let her know this. #Charleston #TakeDownTheFlag


06-28-2015, 10:14 AM
This is kinda funny.

She did it because a Soros funded activist promised $10,000 to anyone who took the flag down, plus promised to pay the legal fees and bail of said person.

Now that guy who raised the money, is acting like he never promised the money.

She ends up sitting in jail till another group of moonbats bailed her out, and she's left with the legal fees to pay her self, and no money.