Mississippi flag won't fly in Philly
It had been put up about two weeks ago among a collection of state flags on South Broad. It won't be put up again, said Brian Abernathy, a deputy managing director for the city, who said, "The Confederate flag raises strong feelings in our city."
Ouida Meruvia, a spokeswoman for the Mississippi Democratic Party, said the state's delegation fully agreed with the city's decision. In fact, she said, the delegation had removed a flag placard designating where they sit on the convention floor for the same reasons.
"The Democratic Party in Mississippi does not advocate the Mississippi flag," she said. "A lot of delegates have come out against it."
Curley Clark, a Hillary Clinton delegate and president of the Jackson County, Miss., NAACP, said the flag was "an affront to the descendants of slaves" and "should be changed."
Meruvia said Monday's action by Philadelphia police and the Mayor's Office, "speaks to the national reaction about our flag and what we've been talking about."