Sunday, June 28, 2015

And the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath

From the Rock Hill Herald, reporting on Bree Newsome's attempt to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina capitol grounds:

Previously, the most infamous assault on the flag came in 2002, when Emmett Eddy Jr., known as “the Rev. E. Slave,” set fire to it.

Eddy, wearing a black Santa Claus suit, climbed over the iron fence around the Confederate Soldier monument, set a ladder next to the flagpole and climbed up to ignite the banner before police surrounded him.

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