This Activist Flying Through the Air to Take Down a Confederate Flag Is a Reminder That 'Not All Heroes Wear Capes'

022317-news-charleston-confederate-flag-taken-down  (Photo: Ray Rivera, Live 5 News)

This Activist Flying Through the Air to Take Down a Confederate Flag Is a Reminder That 'Not All Heroes Wear Capes'

The action took place during a protest of Bree Newsome.

Published February 23, 2017

On Wednesday night, Charleston activist Bree Newsome delivered a lecture at the College of Charleston. However, members of a Confederate flag support group, the South Carolina Secessionist Party, gathered outside the hall where she spoke while waving Confederate flags. 

  1. During the protests, one Black Lives Matter leader was recorded hopping a barricade and removing a Confederate flag
  2. Newsome, who was the lecturer at C of C, became a household name after she scaled the flagpole at the South Carolina State House to remove the confederate flag

    Newsome's actions came after Dylan Roof shot and killed nine Black parishioners  at the Emanuel AME Church. 

  3. The South Carolina Secessionist Party planned a protest against Newsome and her actions
  4. Police detained and arrested the activist, who they identified as Muhiyidin Moye

    Showing Up for Racial Justice Charleston, a South Carolina social justice group, put up $2,000 for his bail, the Post and Courier reported.

  5. Moye's move has made many people on Twitter call him the 'flying black activist'

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Ray Rivera, Live 5 News via Giphy)

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