Activist Bree Newsome Arrested For Removing the Confederate Flag from the South Carolina Statehouse

Activist Bree Newsome was arrested this weekend for removing the Confederate flag in front of the South Carolina statehouse. She physically climbed the pole to remove the controversial banner in the wake of the tragic shootings that killed nine black men and women at the historic Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina — including pastor and State Senator Clementa Pinckney.