Group calls for Mississippi flag to be taken down immediately

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) – Mississippi’s flag contains the Confederate battle emblem. Because of that, images from Charlottesville are lighting a new fire for activists wanting to take it down.

The state flag fight translates to a passionate debate.

“We’re not here to beg to take the flag down,” said civil rights attorney Dennis Sweet, IV. “We’re not here to even ask to take the flag down. We’re telling you, the flag is going to come down.”

It wasn’t just folks in positions of power who chose to speak at the State Capitol Tuesday. Sharon Brown has decided she can’t be silent on the flag issue.