Mississippi votes to strip Confederate emblem from state flag

Posted on AllSides June 29th, 2020
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Politicians in the US state of Mississippi have passed a resolution to replace the state flag with one without the Confederate emblem.

Republican Governor Tate Reeves earlier said he would sign the legislation into law if approved by lawmakers.

Mississippi is the last state in the US to feature the emblem on its flag.

The Confederate emblem is viewed by many as a racist symbol, with recent protests over the death of George Floyd reigniting debate over its use.

The flag was originally used by the slave-owning states that lost...

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