Mississippi State Flag Could Be Next Confederate Symbol To Go


Lawmakers in Mississippi have begun drafting legislation to remove the Confederate emblem from their state flag, according to Mississippi Today.

Mississippi, the last state to showcase the Civil War-era symbol on its flag, began drafting the legislation behind closed doors after a crowd of about 3,000 protesters flooded the state capitol.

Protesters chanted “change the flag,” according to a report from Mississippi Today.

Protests and riots in Mississippi and around the country have sprung up following the death of George Floyd, who has become a figure for perceived racial inequality since he died in Minneapolis after a police officer knelt on his neck for roughly nine minutes.

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If legislators are successful, the Stennis flag, designed by Mississippi artist Laurin Stennis, could become the new Mississippi state flag.

A Twitter page exists to advocate for this change.

Lawmakers tried but failed to remove the current state flag in 2001 after a majority of people in the state voted in a referendum to keep it, according to the Mississippi Clarion Ledger.

Demonstrators across the nation have been targeting historic monuments in major cities, particularly Confederate monuments.

Rioters tore down a Confederate statue over the weekend in Virginia, and Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam pledged to remove a controversial statue of Robert E. Lee in Richmond.

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