WORLD US Mississippi House passes bill to remove Confederate emblem from state flag

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US Mississippi House passes bill to remove Confederate emblem from state flag

Xinhua

19:54, June 29, 2020

Protesters (L) against the changing of the Mississippi State Flag, and a protester (R) with Black Lives Matter flag supporting changing of the state flag are seen in Jackson, Mississippi, the United States, on June 28, 2020. The House of southern U.S. state Mississippi on Sunday passed a bill to remove a Confederate battle emblem from its state flag, local media reported. A commission would design a new flag that cannot include the Confederate symbol broadly condemned as racist, said the reports, the new design would go before voters in November for approval. The state flag, adopted in 1894, nearly 30 years after the end of the Civil War, is the last in the country to feature the Confederate battle emblem. (Photos: Xinhua)

People protest against the changing of the Mississippi State Flag in Jackson, Mississippi, the United States, on June 28, 2020. The House of southern U.S. state Mississippi on Sunday passed a bill to remove a Confederate battle emblem from its state flag, local media reported. A commission would design a new flag that cannot include the Confederate symbol broadly condemned as racist, said the reports, the new design would go before voters in November for approval. The state flag, adopted in 1894, nearly 30 years after the end of the Civil War, is the last in the country to feature the Confederate battle emblem.

People celebrate after the vote on the changing of the Mississippi State Flag in Jackson, Mississippi, the United States, on June 28, 2020. The House of southern U.S. state Mississippi on Sunday passed a bill to remove a Confederate battle emblem from its state flag, local media reported. A commission would design a new flag that cannot include the Confederate symbol broadly condemned as racist, said the reports, the new design would go before voters in November for approval. The state flag, adopted in 1894, nearly 30 years after the end of the Civil War, is the last in the country to feature the Confederate battle emblem.

A man protests against the changing of the Mississippi State Flag in Jackson, Mississippi, the United States, on June 28, 2020. The House of southern U.S. state Mississippi on Sunday passed a bill to remove a Confederate battle emblem from its state flag, local media reported. A commission would design a new flag that cannot include the Confederate symbol broadly condemned as racist, said the reports, the new design would go before voters in November for approval. The state flag, adopted in 1894, nearly 30 years after the end of the Civil War, is the last in the country to feature the Confederate battle emblem.

People celebrate after the vote on the changing of the Mississippi State Flag in Jackson, Mississippi, the United States, on June 28, 2020. The House of southern U.S. state Mississippi on Sunday passed a bill to remove a Confederate battle emblem from its state flag, local media reported. A commission would design a new flag that cannot include the Confederate symbol broadly condemned as racist, said the reports, the new design would go before voters in November for approval. The state flag, adopted in 1894, nearly 30 years after the end of the Civil War, is the last in the country to feature the Confederate battle emblem.

People celebrate after the vote on the changing of the Mississippi State Flag in Jackson, Mississippi, the United States, on June 28, 2020. The House of southern U.S. state Mississippi on Sunday passed a bill to remove a Confederate battle emblem from its state flag, local media reported. A commission would design a new flag that cannot include the Confederate symbol broadly condemned as racist, said the reports, the new design would go before voters in November for approval. The state flag, adopted in 1894, nearly 30 years after the end of the Civil War, is the last in the country to feature the Confederate battle emblem.

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