In the wake of the racially motivated murder of nine innocent people at Emanuel AME Church, South Carolinian Bree Newsome took direct, nonviolent action Saturday June 27, 2015, to remove a confederate battle flag from the grounds of the Charleston Capitol.
The flag, whose fate is to be decided by South Carolina legislators later this summer, is a divisive symbol and a painful reminder of persistent racism, discrimination, and violence. It was to fly over a pro-confederate rally, and, indeed, was once again raised following Bree’s arrest.
As Bree put it:
"It's time for a new chapter where we are sincere about dismantling white supremacy and building toward true racial justice and equality."
Bree Newsome is fighting to end the official sanction of a symbol of white supremacy. Please stand with her and urge Charleston Police Chief Gregory Mullen to drop any charges against her.