Activist Brittany ‘Bree’ Newsome recently climbed the flag pole at the South Carolina Statehouse and removed the historic symbol of White Supremacy. She along with colleague James Ian Tyson were promptly arrested.
— badass woman alert (@badass_w) June 27, 2015
Booking photos of two the people arrested for taking down flag. pic.twitter.com/4fxqKPPVIh
— News 19 WLTX (@WLTX) June 27, 2015
She has gained a surprising ally in filmmaker Michael Moore â€œâ€¦Friends of @BreeNewsome – I will pay her bail money or any legal fees she has. Please let her know thisâ€ he tweeted.
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) June 27, 2015
At a recent press conference, South Carolina governor, Nikki Haley was in concurrence that the flag should be removed.Â However, in order for the official removal process to take place, it must be approved by two-thirds majorities in both chambers of the South Carolina Legislature.