In the Name of Love, Take Down that Flag!
Posted by Charles II on June 27, 2015
Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone:
On Saturday morning, [Bree Newsome] scaled the flagpole outside the South Carolina State Capitol in Columbia and took down the Confederate flag herself.
As Newsome made her way down the flagpole quoting scripture (“The Lord is my light and my salvation. Who shall I fear?”), authorities gathered and arrested the activist and a male dressed as a construction worker who assisted her. Both were charged with defacing a monument, CNN reports. An hour later, the Confederate flag was once again atop the State Capitol’s flagpole…
Listen to her. She told the police, “You come against me with hatred and oppression and violence. I come against you in the name of God. This flag comes down today!”
The crowd chants, “Let us love and protect each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.”
Bree Newsome interview, which starts about 30 minutes in.
Bree Newsome Twitter feed
Bree Newsome Website
Bree Newsome bail fund.
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