COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina activist Brittany Newsome took the confederate flag controversy into her own hands on Saturday.
With police and bystanders looking on, Brittany Newsome climbed the flag pole on South Carolina Capitol grounds and removed the flag from a Civil War Memorial.
Newsom said, “It was the right thing to do and it was time for somebody to step up. Do the right thing. We have to bury hate; it’s been too long.”
Newsome is part of the group, Black Lives Matter, and says she was prepared to go to jail for her actions.
Police took her away in handcuffs after the stunt while South Carolina officials quickly replaced the flag.