Woman Removes South Carolina Statehouse Confederate Flag

Bree Newsome, 30, a North Carolina woman, could not wait for the confederate flag to be removed from in from of the South Carolina state house so she scaled the flagpole in front of the South Carolina Statehouse on Saturday morning and removed the Confederate battle flag.

Newsome now faces a charge of defacing monuments on state Capitol grounds, The Associated Press reported. The offense carries a possible fine of up to $5,000 and up to three years in prison.

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