(NEWSWATCH33) – A new social media trend, the #NoFlaggingChallenge, reportedly encourages people to rip Confederate flags down from private property.
Many believe that Bree Newsome of Charlotte, N.C. started the #NoFlaggingChallenge by climbing on the flagpole of the South Carolina Statehouse to remove the Confederate flag prior to its official removal by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.
According to the hashtag tracking site Keyhole, the tag #NoFlaggingChallenge appeared Sunday with most of its activity coming from Vine. About two thirds of those posting the videos are male. A similar tag #ConfederateTakedown is also popular on Twitter, but that tag is mainly geared towards legally removing the flags from public buildings.
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