Woman Arrested Removing Confederate Flag From S.C. Capitol
Activists say a woman climbed the flagpole on South Carolina's statehouse grounds to remove the Confederate flag they see as a symbol of hate.By Cliff Judy | June 27, 2015
The Confederate flag flying on the South Carolina statehouse grounds that's caused so much controversy over the last week-and-a-half came down Saturday, though not by the state's own choosing.
Early in the morning, a woman climbed the flagpole located next to a Confederate soldiers memorial and removed the flag. A press release sent to media shortly after the event said activists wanted to remove "the symbol of white supremacy that inspired the massacre" in Charleston. (Video via Andrea Densky)
Since prosecutors say 21-year-old Dylann Roof entered a Charleston church and killed nine black members last week, critics of the flag have renewed their calls to have it taken off government grounds saying it's an emblem of hate. (Video via WJZY)