Activists take down Confederate Flag outside South Carolina Statehouse

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The two people arrested for removing the Confederate flag from the front of the South Carolina Statehouse have been released from jail in the state capital.

Officer L. Tucker of the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center said 30-year-old Bree Newsome and 30-year-old James Ian Tyson were released from jail Saturday after posting bond.

Both Newsome and Tyson are from Charlotte.

Newsome was about halfway up the flagpole when she was ordered to come down. Instead, she continued up the pole and removed the flag.

She and Tyson, who had both climbed over a wrought-iron fence to get to the flag, were arrested.

 

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