The Confederate flag has temporarily been removed by two activists at the South Carolina State House Saturday morning.
According to the South Carolina Bureau of Protective Services, one activist scaled the flagpole at the Confederate soldiers’ monument, unhooked the flag and was promptly arrested upon returning to the ground. Both of the two authorities belive to be involved have been charged with defacing a public monument.
The flag was replaced on the flagpole an hour later.
The incident comes almost five days after Governor Nikki Haley and other state leaders called for the removal of the Confederate flag.
State lawmakers could take up the matter of removing the banner on July 6th.