Live news cameras captured the moment a protester sprinted across the street and leaped through the air to grab a Confederate flag from a demonstrator in Charleston, South Carolina.
Muhiyidin Moye, the Black Lives Matter activist who lunged for the banner on Wednesday, was immediately arrested by police on suspicion of disorderly conduct.
The flag-bearer belonged to a pro-racial segregation group that was protesting near a college campus against a speech by another activist who previously tore down a Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse.
That earlier incident followed a racially motivated shooting at a black church in 2015, after which the southern state decided to no longer fly the flag.
Airborne Black Lives Matter protester grabs Confederate flag