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Activist Removes Confederate Flag on SC State House Grounds

An activist climbed the flagpole outside the South Carolina State House on Saturday and removed the Confederate flag, a day after President Barack Obama called it “a reminder of systemic oppression and racial subjugation.” The African-American woman, identified as Britanny Newsome, 30, was arrested as soon as she climbed down the pole with the flag.  Images and video of the incident were posted on social media. Police in Columbia also arrested a man in connection with the...

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