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US Mississippi governor signs bill removing Confederate symbol from flag

04:17  01 july  2020
04:17  01 july  2020 Source:   msn.com

POLITICS VIEW Mississippi votes for new flag without Confederate symbol

 POLITICS VIEW Mississippi votes for new flag without Confederate symbol Jun 29 (Reuters) - The Reuters view on political developments beyond the top issues of the day follows: USA / MISSISSIPPI / FLAGGE - On the move In the US racism debate after the death of African American George Floyd, the state of Mississippi removed a Confederate symbol from its flag. At the weekend, both chambers of the state congress voted to set up a working group to design a new flag. This should no longer contain an element of a St.

Mississippi flag comes down after vote to remove Confederate emblem – video. Mississippi lawmakers have faced increasing pressure to change the flag Mississippi voters chose to keep the flag in a 2001 statewide election, with supporters saying they saw it as a symbol of southern heritage.

The state legislature passed a bill on Sunday to remove the emblem from the flag - the only remaining state flag to feature it. NOW PLAYING: World. Mississippi to Remove Confederate Symbol From …

The governor of the southern US state of Mississippi signed a bill Tuesday removing the Confederate battle standard from the state flag, after nationwide protests drew renewed attention to symbols of the United States' racist past.

a clock tower in the background: The Mississippi state flag - here flying over the capitol building in Jackson - currently incorporates the Confederate battle standard © Rory Doyle The Mississippi state flag - here flying over the capitol building in Jackson - currently incorporates the Confederate battle standard

"This is not a political moment, it is a solemn occasion to come together as a Mississippi family, reconcile, and move forward together," Governor Tate Reeves wrote on Facebook.

Mississippi is the only American state to incorporate the Confederate standard on its official flag, after nearby Georgia dropped it in 2003.

Mississippi gov. signs bill removing Confederate emblem from flag

  Mississippi gov. signs bill removing Confederate emblem from flag The flag was the last in the country to display the emblem.Mississippi's legislature voted on Sunday to remove the flag, which was the last in the country to display the battle emblem. The bill passed 91-23 in the House and 37-14 in the Senate.

Coalition of legislators passed a bill to change flag , which features Confederate battle emblem. 14 state legislatures are considering bills that would limit transgender students’ participation in athletics. While most legislation is currently stalled due to the coronavirus pandemic, these bills are still likely to

Coalition of legislators passed a bill to change flag , which features Confederate battle emblem. 14 state legislatures are considering bills that would limit transgender students’ participation in athletics. While most legislation is currently stalled due to the coronavirus pandemic, these bills are still likely to

Tate said a commission on the flag would "begin the process of selecting a new one —- emblazoned with the words 'In God We Trust.'"

The swift signing comes after state lawmakers voted Sunday to remove the emblem in a 91-23 majority vote in the House of Representatives and a 37-14 vote in the Senate.

Mississippians, nearly 40 percent of whom are African American, will vote on the design in November. If they reject the new design, Mississippi will go without a state flag until a new design is approved.

"We can move on, and with God's help, we will," Tate said at the Tuesday signing.

Tate had previously stated he would sign the bill into law, following weeks of mounting pressure.

Racial injustice has been the subject of a renewed and fiery national conversation in the United States since the death in May of George Floyd, an unarmed African-American man, at the hands of a white police officer.

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Powell takes on Trump over Confederate flag .
Retired Gen. Colin Powell took on President Trump over the president's defense of the Confederate flag on Thursday, saying, "Doesn't he have more important things to do?"Powell, who served as former President George W. Bush's secretary of State, told MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" that he doesn't know why Trump is "fooling around" with comments on the Confederate flag and NASCAR's Bubba Wallace. "I don't know why he does this," Powell said.Powell, who served as former President George W. Bush's secretary of State, told MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" that he doesn't know why Trump is "fooling around" with comments on the Confederate flag and NASCAR's Bubba Wallace.

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