Mississippi lawmakers vote to remove Confederate emblem from state flag

Governor Tate Reeves has indicated he will sign the bill to replace the state flag and create a commission to design a new one

Mississippi legislators have voted to replace the state flag, the last in the nation to feature the Confederate battle emblem, which has been condemned as racist.

The state House and the Senate voted to remove the current flag on Sunday and create a commission that will design a new flag that cannot include the Confederate symbol and that must have the words “In God We Trust”. Mississippi governor Tate Reeves has signalled he will sign the measure in the coming days.

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