Protest planned against MS state flag in Ocean Springs

“You’re going against the rights of minority citizens who feel like that flag portrays hate. And we feel like its very divisive and it shouldn’t be flown,” said Curley Clark, president of the Jackson County NAACP.

The organization, along with the Mississippi Rising Coalition, want to see a now quiet space filled with the voices of protesters Tuesday afternoon. Clark said they’ll be speaking out against what he calls an act of white supremacy….

…The march will begin at 5pm at Marshall Park and will end at Ocean Springs City Hall. Organizers are asking participants to use #OSUnitedAgainstWhiteSupremacy on social media.

Organizers said this will be a legal, peaceful exercise and if counter-demonstrators are present, they will not interact with them.

According to a Facebook post from Mississippi Rising Coalition, there will be several American Civil Liberties Union-trained legal observers on hand to record and report any improper or unlawful behavior.