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Tupelo City Council to address Mississippi state flag

The Tupelo City Council is expected to discuss Mississippi’s controversial state flag this week.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that council president Lynn Bryan plans to bring up a resolution before the City Council that will ask the Legislature for a new state flag. Mississippi’s current state flag features a Confederate emblem.

The council is also expected to discuss a proposal to prevent the current flag from being placed on a flag pole in front of a new police station. The $10 million station is slated to open soon and is located at a historically black neighborhood.

The issues are expected to be discussed during a review session on Monday and could be booted to a council work session scheduled for a later date.

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