CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) - Another Mississippi city will stop flying the state flag because it includes the Confederate battle emblem that critics see as racist.
Aldermen in Cleveland voted 3-2 Tuesday to remove the flag from display at City Hall, the police department and other municipal property. Two aldermen were absent.
Mississippi has used the same flag since 1894 and it has the last state banner featuring the Confederate symbol
Several cities and counties, and all eight public universities, have removed the Mississippi flag from display in recent years. Many did so after the June 2015 massacre of nine worshippers at church in Charleston, South Carolina. A white man who had posed in photos glorifying the rebel flag was sentenced to death in the racially-motivated shootings.
- Another Mississippi city furls Confederate-themed state flag
- Lawyers: Courts correctly rejected Confederate flag lawsuit
- Mississippi state offices close for Confederate Memorial Day
- State flag returns to Pontotoc City Hall
- Tupelo city council talks state flag and turn lane proposal
- Tupelo displaying city flag instead of state flag at police headquarters
- State flags lowered to honor Barbara Bush
- Mississippi lawmakers not changing rebel emblem on flag
- U. S. Supreme Court will not hear Mississippi state flag case
- Memphis' request to remove Confederate statue denied