Saturday, June 27, 2015

Woman climbs flagpole to remove Confederate flag at South Carolina statehouse

Via comment by Cav Med on What’s next for liberals, right wingers ask — bann...
 Some site was offering $5K, I believe, for someone to do this. 

The Confederate flag was temporarily removed from the front of the South Carolina Statehouse on Saturday when a woman climbed the flagpole and — despite calls by police to get down — removed the banner.

Bree Newsome, 30, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was about halfway up the more than 30-foot steel flagpole just after dawn Saturday when officers of the South Carolina Bureau of Protective Services told her to get down. Instead, she continued climbing to the top and removed the banner.

She and a man who had climbed over a four-foot wrought-iron fence to get to the flag were arrested.

The flag, which is protected by state law, was raised about 45 minutes later. Flag supporters planned a rally at the monument later on Saturday.

More with video @ WWLP


  1. Link to a professionally made HD video of the
    attack this morning:

    Take note, while watching the video I eventually realized
    they had a number of supporters with them taking still
    photos, additional video, along with Occupy styled
    regurgitation zombies.
    Also, her accomplice at the pole is revealed is easily
    recognizable and memorable detail, while being arrested.

    1. Really and she was grinning like a Cheshire cat.

  2. Link to a second video showing
    the beginning of the assault:

  3. A MSM report on this mornings rally
    at the capitol statehouse in Alabama:
    There are plenty of pictures included with the article.
    However, It seems no one tried to return flags to their
    rightful place.

    1. Thanks, but the article says it went back up.........?

      The flag, which is protected by state law, was raised about 45 minutes later.

    2. The flagpoles were also removed in Alabama.


    3. I was referring to the statehouse in Alabama.

  4. At about 25 feet up a 12gauge bean bag round properly placed would have gotten her down. These people think this shits funny. Reality is a bitch.

  5. I'm guessing a white guy climbing the pole to hang the flag would have been shot dead.

  6. Would love to have had that on video!


  8. Call it black privilege. Too bad there wasn't a James Jackson around to give her the Elmer Ellsworth treatment. Hopefully, the State Legislators are not amused.