Mississippi lawmakers react to the vote to remove the state flag

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- The Mississippi legislature voted to retire the state flag Sunday. The flag has a Confederate symbol on it, and with cries for racial justice ringing out across the country, state lawmakers finally voted on the controversial topic that has been burning for years.

The Mississippi state flag is shown across from the American flag, outside the Governor's Office at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Monday, June 29, 2020, the day after both chambers of the state Legislature passed a bill to take down and replace the current flag, which contains the Confederate battle emblem. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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