Flag protesters send message to southern legislators at Jones Park

The Southern Legislative Conference (SLC), currently being held on the Mississippi Coast, was intended to begin with an opening reception Saturday delivering the festive sounds of laughter, good conversation, music and good food.

However, it became disrupted with the sounds nearby of protest chants, battle songs and demands to remove the Mississippi state flag and its Confederate emblem.

Mississippi Rising Coalition brought over 50 activists Saturday evening, calling for the group of legislators to use their political power to remove the Confederate emblem from the state flag.