“I felt very strongly we needed that moment. We needed that moment to say ‘enough is enough.’ We want an end to the hate.”
Although she’s given a statement or two since climbing the flagpole at the statehouse in South Carolina in a successful effort to take down the Confederate flag, Bree Newsome gave her first interview since the June 27, 2015 day she took matters into her own hands—literally.
Speaking with ABC’s Good Morning America’s Linsey Davis, Bree explains.
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What’s Going On:
- Along with Newsome, her “accomplice” James Tyson (both North Carolina natives), are a part of a group of approximately 10 activists who planned this televised revolution
- The flag was re-erected approximately two hours after she took it down
- Another activist taught Newsome how to climb the pole only one day before
- Newsome and Tyson spent about 10 hours in jail before each being released on $3000 bond
- Both are facing charges of “defacing a monument on State Capitol Grounds” which is a misdemeanor carrying up to three years in prison + $5000 fine
- Thus far $125,000 has been raised for her legal expenses
- She will be represented by State House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford.
- Filmmaker Michael Moore is on guard, pledged and ready to cover expenses
- Bree has 4 other interviews to do today, Thursday, July 2, 2015
- Bree wants you to know [this] about the rest going forward:
…and well: GEE THANKS BREE! WHOO HOOO. ↑↑ LoL:
*takes my shirt off and swings it like a helicopter