Hundreds Gather At Wake For Charleston Church Shooting Victim Sen. Clementa Pinckney
The public, open-casket viewing took place at the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia. Sen. Pinckney is reportedly the first African American reportedly the first African American to have a wake under the capitol dome since the Reconstruction era.
Pro-Confederate Protests After Activists Arrested For Scaling South Carolina Flagpole To Remove Battle Flag
Bree Newsome and other activists carried out the stunt around dawn on Saturday. Protests were organized later in the day in Columbia, South Carolina, and Montgomery, Alabama, in support of the Confederate symbol.