"After nine people were fatally shot in a historic black church in Charleston, flags at the top of the South Carolina State Capitol were flown at half-staff to honor the victims. However, while the American flag and state flag were lowered, a nearby Confederate flag flew at normal height.
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A woman heroe name Brea scaled the 30-foot flagpole outside South Carolina's Statehouse on Saturday morning and pulled down the Racist controversial Confederate flag just hours before a planned rally for the flag's supporters.
Bree Newsome, 30, who is black, was promptly arrested without incident when she got to the bottom. A white man who assisted her on the ground was also detained.
She stated You come against me with hatred and oppression and bias," she called out from near the top of the flagpole. "I come against you in the name of God. This flag comes down today."
"I'm prepared to be arrested," she told police as she reached the ground. A group of observers cheered.
Newsome, whose full name is Brittany Ann Byuarium Newsome, is from Raleigh, North Carolina, WLTX-TV reported. The man who accompanied her was identified as James Ian Tyson, 30, of Charlotte, North Carolina.