Mormon-Hating Rapper Takes Down Confederate Flag in South Carolina – Is Quickly Arrested (VIDEO)
Newsome climbed the pole and removed the flag before she was arrested.
The Post and Courier reported:
Charlotte woman successfully shimmied the flagpole of the South Carolina Statehouse’s Confederate Soldier Monument and took down the Confederate battle flag.
Bree Newsome, 30, dressed in climbing gear and helmet, removed the flag just after 6 a.m., about four hours before a pro-Confederate flag rally was set to take place at the monument.
Newsome and James Ian Tyson, 30, also of Charlotte, were arrested by Department of Public Safety officers as soon as Newsome touched the ground. The two were later charged with defacing a monument. Tyson was inside the wrought iron fence surrounding the 30-foot pole helping Newsome, DPS said.
A judge later set the bond for the two of them at $3,000. If convicted, they could spend up to three years in jail and pay a fine of up to $5,000.
The flag was down for about an hour before it was replaced with a new one, said DPS Spokeswoman Sherri Iacobelli.
In 2012 Newhouse created a racist Mormon-hating rap about Mitt Romney.
But it’s OK because the target of her attack video was Mormons and white conservatives.