This morning, in a bold and triumphant act, a Black woman, now identified as Bree Newsome, climbed to the top of the pole at South Carolina’s Statehouse, and removed the Confederate flag.
At about dawn this morning, Bree was already halfway up the pole when police asked her to come down. Instead, the woman continued upward, and removed the flag before returning to the ground.
According to BreakingNews.ie, officers plan to raise the flag again in time for a rally for the flag’s supporters today.
— John V Moore (@johnvmoore) June 27, 2015
Of course, Bree was arrested. But now Twitter, which has become a hotbed for social activism, has started a #FreeBree Campaign.
— liprap (@liprap) June 27, 2015
— A Stand Up Guy (@PercivalPenman) June 27, 2015
Where can we donate the money for her bail? #FreeBree
— Claude T. Hector (@TlntdMrHectr) June 27, 2015
Will Bree be offered breakfast from Burger King like they offered burgers to Dylan Roof? #FreeBree
— Dr. Curtis Knox (@ArrogantDemon) June 27, 2015
Yes Bree girl! Fight the power! Thank you for doing what politicians could not. Watch the video.