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Tweets call to #FreeBree after woman removes S.C. Statehouse Confederate flag

Tweets call to #FreeBree after woman removes S.C. Statehouse Confederate flag

Twitter lit up with posts calling to #FreeBree after a black activist scaled a 30-foot pole in front of the South Carolina Statehouse and pulled down the Confederate battle flag.

Brittany Ann Newsome, who goes by "Bree," was arrested after she plucked the flag from its permanent and legally protected place on the Statehouse grounds.

Social media users flooded the internet with posts supporting her actions.

Some tweets focused on the heated debate surrounding the symbolism of the Confederate flag.

#FreeBree because a symbol of racism SHOULD be taken down

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