Mississippi removes state flag, the last to display the Confederate Battle emblem

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The Mississippi state legislature voted on Sunday to replace its state flag, the last in the country to display the Confederate battle crest. The removal of the flag marks the last Confederate symbol to overthrow in the weeks following the death of George Floyd, activists called for a re-examination of the racism that exists in all corners of society.The bill was passed by 91 votes to 23 in the House and 37 against 14 in the Senate.

The bill now goes to the office of Governor Tate Reeves, who said on Saturday morning that he will enact the law, reversing resistance to a change of flag led by the legislature. Mississippians will vote on a replacement flag in the November elections. According to the legislation, the current design of the flag cannot be an option.

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