The Governor of Mississippi was allowed to remove from the flag of the state symbols of the Confederacy
The Governor of Mississippi Tate Reeves signed a law to replace the state flag because of the presence on it of symbols of the Confederacy. The signing ceremony was broadcast channel CBS News.
Earlier the bill was approved by the House of representatives and the Senate of the state legislature. Amid protests against racist state legislators began debating a controversial symbols of the Confederacy, which is present on the flag since 1894. Flag of Mississippi - the only one in the United States, which remains the symbol of the Confederacy.
"Now it's the law," said the Governor, by signing the document.
"The flag is the symbol of our present, of our people and our future. For these reasons, we need a new symbol," said Reeves in a televised address before the signing ceremony. How will the new flag state is still unknown.
On the backdrop of the death of an African-American to George Floyd at the hands of the police in the US has once again intensified the debate about racial discrimination, protests were held in many cities were destroyed several monuments to the southerners who fought in the Civil war in the United States.
During the conflict the North and the South 1861-1865 on the basis of slavery the part of the state seceded from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America (CSA). The military conflict ended with the victory of the North and restoring the USA to its former borders. Were also freed slaves, but de facto the situation of African Americans remained unequal in many States until the 1960-ies.