Woman Pulls Down Confederate Flag at South Carolina State House

A black woman has climbed the flagpole in the grounds of the South Carolina State House and removed its controversial Confederate flag.The associated press reported Bree Newsome climbed the 30 foot steel pole just after dawn on Saturday even though police told her to come down. Ms Newsome and a man were later arrested and the flag returned. Shooting suspect Dylann Roof had been pictured with the Civil War era flag - seen by some as a symbol of slavery and racism.