Activist Removes Confederate Flag at South Carolina Capitol

Although South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley called for the takedown of the Confederate flag from government buildings following the deadly Charleston church shooting, the flag continued to reside outside the State Capitol, waiting for lawmakers to vote on the matter. Instead, Bree Newsome took matters into her own hands: On Saturday morning, the activist scaled the flagpole outside the South Carolina State Capitol in Columbia and took down the Confederate flag herself.

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