It was refreshing, revolutionary and sexy when Bree Newsome climbed the flagpole and snatched down that heinous symbol. In girlcrush fantasies we’ve walked through parks giving high-fives, holding hands and talking. Wine and premium brie with Bree. She seemingly came out of nowhere in a bold act of civil disobedience on June 27, 2015, when she was arrested for removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina state house. This followed in the aftermath of the Charleston Shooting. The resulting publicity put pressure on state officials to remove the flag. It was taken down permanently on July 10, 2015.
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