Woman Who Removed Confederate Flag at SC Statehouse: 'Enough Is Enough'

Brittany "Bree" Newsome says she's proud of her act of civil disobedience.

“I felt very strongly we needed that moment,” she told ABC News. “We needed that moment to say ‘enough is enough.’ We want an end to the hate.”

“How much longer do we want to go forward like this isn't it?” she said. “It’s time to reconcile ourselves with the past and move forward into a better future where everyone has equal rights.”

Newsome, 30, quoted scripture while descending the flagpole Saturday. She and a fellow activist were charged with defacing a monument after allegedly removing the flag.

Newsome faces up to a $5,000 fine and three years in prison if convicted.

In order for the flag to be removed permanently, a two-thirds majority is needed from South Carolina legislators.

At least 33 senators and 83 members say the flag should go, which appears to meet the majority, according to a survey conducted by the Post and Courier newspaper, the South Carolina Press Association and the Associated Press. The governor has said it should come down.

Newsome, an activist and filmmaker who attended high school in Maryland, is encouraged by the social progress that’s occurred in recent weeks.