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The Latest: Mississippi legislators vote to retire flag

Published Sun Jun 28 2020 23:21:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Mississippi legislators have voted to raucous cheers and applause to remove a Confederate battle emblem from their state flag. Mississippi’s House and Senate took historic votes Sunday to retire the flag adopted in 1894. It’s the last state flag that included a Confederate symbol that many people condemn as racist. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves has said he will sign the bill. The change comes amid widespread protests over racial injustice. Mississippi has a 38% Black population. A commission would design a new flag that cannot include the Confederate symbol but must have the words “In God We Trust.” Voters will be asked to approve the new design in the Nov. 3 election.
by The Associated Press
The Latest: Mississippi legislators vote to retire flag
The Latest: Mississippi legislators vote to retire flag