Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves noted that he intends to sign a bill to replace the state flag due to the symbols of the Confederation of the Southern States present on it.
Against the backdrop of protests against racism, state legislators began to discuss the controversial Confederate symbolism that has been on the flag since 1894. The Mississippi flag is the only one in the States to retain the symbol of the Confederation.
“Lawmakers have not been able to break the deadlock for several days now when discussing the new flag for the state. The discussion on the 1894 flag was as controversial as the flag itself, and it’s time to put an end to it. If they send me the bill this weekend, I will sign him, ”Reeves said on Twitter.
Against the backdrop of the death of African American George Floyd at the hands of the police in the United States, discussions about racial discrimination began again, protests took place in many cities, several more monuments to the Southerners who fought in the US Civil War were demolished.
During the conflict of the North and the South of 1861-1865, on the basis of slavery, some states broke away from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America (CAB). The military conflict ended with the victory of the North and the restoration of the United States within its former borders. Moreover, slaves were freed, although the de facto position of African Americans remained unequal in many states until the 1960s.
Earlier, Sputnik radio reported that protesters threatened to “burn the United States.”