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The Mississippi removes contentious sydstatssymbol from the flag

The us state of Mississippi remove a symbol for the Confederacy from its delstatsflag.

It has the state senate decided by a vote on the night of Monday Danish time, writes the news agency AFP.

the Symbol, which is located in the left corner of the flag, is a krigsbanner for the Confederate forces during The American civil War.

It has long been udskældt and called a symbol of the american racism against blacks.

the Change of the flag is done, while the large demonstrations against police brutality and racism have taken place throughout the UNITED states for the black man George Floyd's death in police custody.

In this regard, the state government has again been criticised for not removing the symbol from the flag.

Among other things, has several american football players from the state well-known university, Mississippi State, threatened not to play if the symbol was not removed.

the State's democratic senator John Horhn, says he is well aware that it will not solve the problems created by the 'UNITED states'racist past'.

- It is, after all, a major step on the road to recognize everyone's humanity and self-esteem, that God has given, says John Horhn, according to AFP.

the Change of the flag was adopted with 91 votes for and 23 votes against.

A commission shall in the near future to design a new flag that does not involve konføderationssymbolet, but which includes the words: 'In god, We Trust', or in English: 'We trust in God'. It writes the news agency AP.

the Citizens of the city, which consists of 38 percent black, must approve the new flag of 3. november in connection with the presidential elections.

the Banner was introduced on flag in 1894 after the civil War. Later used the the group the Ku Klux Klan, which advocates white supremacy, often the flag in their fight against black.

In 2001, voted the city's citizens in order to keep the symbol on the flag, and it was hailed as a sign of the state sydstatsarv.

the Symbol has also been banned from the u.s. motorsportsserie Nascar, where spectators can often be seen wave the ensign of the flag with the symbol to the races.

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