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Local NAACP leader says it's time for Mississippi to change its flag

MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) -

The head of Jackson County's NAACP wants Mississippi to adopt a new flag. And Curley Clark says he'll ask for the national NAACP's support to change the current Mississippi flag.

On Saturday, Clark will be in Philadelphia at the NAACP National Convention. During that meeting, he'll request the NAACP's assistance to work with Mississippi lawmakers on a plan to remove the confederate battle symbol from the state flag. “It is time to have the divisive Confederate symbol re-moved from our state flag and replaced with a symbol that all Mississippians can embrace”, Clark said.

Mississippi's two U.S. Senators have both said in recent weeks they believe it's time for Mississippi to approve a new flag.

One person who's against that idea is Rep. Steven Palazzo. On his Facebook page, Palazzo posted this comment Friday, "They've tried to take our guns. They've tried to take our flag. They're trying to take our freedom. We will not let them. We will fight. And we will win." 

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