Mississippi Flag Comes Down in Philly After Protesters Stage a Sit-in

The Mississippi flag is no longer flying on Broad Street in Philadelphia after a group of DNC protesters staged a sit-in in the middle of the road. The demonstrators, who were mainly Bernie Sanders supporters, objected to the flag, which still has a Confederate banner as its symbol. The protesters blocked the road and even sort-of attempted to take the flag down themselves:

Philly cops stood by the pole and were reportedly heckled by some of the people blockading the road. But by Monday evening, officials for the city of Philadelphia ordered that the two Mississippi flags come down, citing complaints from local residents. Cops took them down in bucket lifts to cheers from the protesters.


Philly Removes Mississippi Flag After Protest