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FLAG FIGHT: No special session to address state flag

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A spokesman for Governor Phil Bryant has said that the Governor will not call a special legislative session, despite mounting pressure from across the country.

Earlier this week, the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus sent Governor Bryant a letter urging him to call a special session so lawmakers could address the issue of removing the Confederate battle emblem from the state banner.

The Governor’s office echoed the 2001 referendum that saw a three-fourths majority of Mississippians vote to keep the current flag.

Monday evening, Speaker of the House Philip Gunn made a Facebook post calling for the flag to be changed.

RELATED: Speaker Gunn calls for change of Mississippi flag after Virginia violence

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