Hattiesburg Mayor orders removal of state flag

Mississippi flags have been removed at the City of Hattiesburg police and fire stations.

Mayor Johnny DuPree’s spokesperson, Chinika Hughes, says Mississippi Flags have been removed per the mayor’s order.

“While there were state flags that were flown at city-owned buildings, the state flag at City Hall has not been up for several years,” said Mayor Johnny DuPree. “We have removed the state flags to honor the lives of the nine individuals slain in the church shooting in Charleston, SC, their families, and community as they mourn. We are extending the same show of support as they did during our time of distress,” he said.