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Ole Miss removes state flag

The Mississippi state flag has gone down at the University of Mississippi.

After the student and faculty senates last week passed resolutions calling for the removal of the state flag, which contains the controversial Confederate emblem, interim university chancellor Morris Stocks ordered campus police to take the flag down and store it in the school’s historical archives, along with the student and faculty resolutions.

“As Mississippi’s flagship university, we have a deep love and respect for our state,” Stocks said in a statement Monday. “Because the flag remains Mississippi’s official banner, this was a hard decision. I understand the flag represents tradition and honor to some. But to others, the flag means that some members of the Ole Miss family are not welcomed or valued.”

The Clarion-Ledger has the story here.

WAPT has it here.

(Photo by Bill Colgin/Getty Images)

(Photo by Bill Colgin/Getty Images)

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