And rightfully so, she gets arrested and it goes right back up Confederate flag raised again at South Carolina Statehouse after Bree Newsome climbs pole to remove it BY Rachelle Blidner , Nicole Hensley NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Saturday, June 27, 2015, 7:40 AM Updated: Saturday, June 27, 2015, 7:10 PM A woman climbed a flagpole and removed the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Statehouse Saturday -- only to be arrested and have the banner raised again less than an hour later. Brittany Ann Byuarium (Bree)Newsome scaled the 30-foot pole using a harness just after dawn as officers yelled for her to come down on the Columbia grounds, organizer Tamika Lewis told the Daily News. "You cannot get to me with hatred and oppression and violence," Newsome shouted from the top of the pole, according to video. "I come against you in the name of God. This flag comes down today." FOLLOW THE DAILY NEWS ON FACEBOOK. CLICK HERE TO "LIKE." Newsome, of Charlotte, N.C., took her time climbing down, citing prayers as she did so. When she reached the bottom, State Police took the flag out of her hands and arrested her. Bree Newsome takes down the Confederate Flag from a pole at the Statehouse in Columbia. "We removed the flag today because we can't wait any longer. We can't continue like this another day," Bree said in a statement to local media near the time of her arrest. "It's time for a new chapter where we are sincere about dismantling white supremacy and building toward true racial justice and equality." Another North Carolina activist, James Tyson, climbed over the four-foot wrought-iron fence and held the pole to make sure Newsome didn't fall, Lewis said. He was arrested alongside Newsome as a group of onlookers cheered off camera. The 30-year-olds were charged with defacing a monument on state Capitol grounds, a misdemeanor that can bring up to three years in prison and a $5,000 fine, a state Department of Public Safety spokeswoman said. Police Handout Brittany Ann Byuarium Newsome, aka Bree, scaled the flag pole on South Carolina Statehouse grounds to remove the Confederate battle flag. Enlarge Police Handout James Ian Tyson, of Charlotte, assisted Newsome in removing the Confederate flag. Enlarge A judge ordered $3,000 bond for each of them and said they were free to travel to other states at about 2:45 p.m., WLTX reported. Newsome posted bond shortly after left the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. Her trial has been slated for July 27, according to The State. State House Minority Leader Rep. Todd Rutherford said he will serve as Newsome's attorney, local media reported. Newsome and Tyson are part of a group of about 10 activists who orchestrated the flag's removal after a white supremacist allegedly slaughtered nine people at "Mother" Emanuel AME Church in Charleston on June 17. "We didn't see it fit to have the flag stand erect while the people who were massacred were laid to rest under it," Lewis said. The group planned to keep the flag in a box without defacing it as the funerals for the victims are held this week, the youth educator from Charlotte, N.C., said. But State Police confiscated the flag immediately, and workers put it back up before 8 a.m. -- plenty of time before a planned rally by Confederate flag supporters drew about 50 people. Similar rallies were also held in Alabama and Florida. Bree Newsome of Charlotte, N.C., right, is taken into custody by State Police. Pro-flag demonstrators waved the Confederate banner shouting "Heritage Not Hate!" and "Let the People Vote." "This is not a flag of hate. It's a flag of heritage, and we have a right to our heritage," said Leland Browder of Greenville. "And, you know, I'm from the South and proud of the South and, you know, proud of this flag. Anti-flag activists said re-erecting the flag is a "blatant slap in the face" and shows "disregard for human lives" as the flag is a symbol of white supremacy, Lewis said. "It's really hurtful and a bit disgraceful," Lewis said of re-raising the "incredibly offensive" flag. Demonstrators protest at the South Carolina State House calling for the Confederate flag to remain on the State House grounds Saturday. Afundraising pagefor Newsome drummed up more than $50,000 in its first five hours. Filmmaker Michael Moore promised to pay for Newsome's bail and any legal fees. "After 45 min down, the Confederate flag was back up in S. Carolina. Who's going to be the next person to #takeitdown?" he wrote on Twitter. The NAACP commended her actions in a statement comparing them to acts of civil disobedience by Martin Luther King Jr. "Prosecutors should treat Ms. Newsome with the same large-hearted measure of justice that inspired her actions. The NAACP stands with our youth and behind the multigenerational band of activists fighting the substance and symbols of bigotry, hatred and intolerance," NAACP President Cornell William Brooks said. It’s the second known arrest for Newsome, a graduate of New York University, rooted in activism. She was among six escorted out of the North Carolina General Assembly and then arrested in 2013 after staging a sit-in at the office for former House Speaker Thom Tillis. Their demonstration questioned legislation that would have required government photo identification in order to vote. Newsome led a call-and-answer with activists as police led her out of the office. “Forward together,” she shouted. Fellow demonstrators responded, a video of the arrest shows, with “Not one step back.” Newsome's latest arrest sparked a trending hashtag, Free Bree, on Twitter as people called for charges to be dropped. "We thank God that Bree Newsome had the courage to take the flag down! #KeepItDown," Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. wrote on Twitter. "Her actions represent a nation that is saying NO MORE of letting this symbol of white supremacy fly," New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray said on Twitter. Other Twitter users made references to famous acts of civil disobedience and expressed shock that removing an offensive flag is a crime. The church massacre has become yet another rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement and sparked debates over Confederate memorials. The Confederate flag is protected under state law, and numerous activists and politicans have called for it to be taken down, including President Obama andstate Gov. Nikki Haley. State lawmakers agreed to discuss removing the banner in the legislative session in response. Two state senators who support removing the flag, Democrat Marlon Kimpson of Charleston and Republican Shane Massey of Edgefield, cautioned that illegal actions could hurt efforts to bring it down from its post of 15 years. Massey said the stunt would make "this discussion much more difficult." "There are 2 ways the Confederate Flag can be removed forever. Citizens please engage legally or we lose!" Kimpson said on Twitter. In a statement through the Charlotte Mecklenburg branch of the NAACP, Newsome asked supporters of her "act of revolutionary love" to host nonviolent demonstrations at home instead of traveling to Columbia out of safety concerns.