Woman takes down Confederate flag on S.C. Statehouse grounds just hours before pro-flag rally

by Cynthia Roldan | The Post and Courier  |  published on June 28, 2015

confed-downCOLUMBIA — 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.

  • Should have shot her bull dyke butt off the flagpole! A dead Leftist is a good Leftist!

  • Sgt Rock

    I was thinking the same think Aesop, right up her stinking monkey ass at 1400fps.

    • Smitch

      I was thinking over 3000 fps @ 55 grains! 5.56 mm!

  • 1775concord

    Let us hope she gets a substantial fine and some jail time. This is like smearing graffiti.
    And so typical of liberal intolerance.

  • Dudley DoRight

    The Confederate flag is the flag of the Democrat party.
    Every state that fought to KEEP slavery was Democrat.

  • Hoffco

    I guess some folk just can’t wait for the building custodian…..oh….oh….uhm, maybe her only way to achieve a legacy. Whatch for the media hype. hand over hand painfully bla bla bla

  • Aesop11

    She should have been shot down like a RAT from the pole.

    • Smitch

      Or “RAID” for the Cockroaches!

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