#FreeBree: the new age of civil disobedience

While Governor Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina capitol, it still flies high until the issue can be raised in a session of the state Senate. No longer content to wait, freedom fighter Brittany “Bree” Newsome of North Carolina took matters into her own hands in the early morning hours of June 27th.

Some have called this the most important act of civil disobedience in our lifetimes,

and the image of Bree on the flag pole with the flag in her hands has become iconic.

#freebree #freejimmy #keepitdown

A photo posted by Tamika Lewis (@queerplatonic) on

After word spread of Bree’s arrest, the hashtag #FreeBree was created, and CREDO Mobile created an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for Bree’s bail and legal fees.

Don’t worry, South Carolina, we already have the perfect flag to replace the one Bree took down.