GRENADA, Miss– Mayor Billy Collins confirms that the city council will vote tonight on whether or not the state flag will be removed from public places.
Collins says a councilman added the flag vote to the agenda, and it will more than likely be discussed and voted on at tonight’s city council meeting.
“I think this is happening because of what happened in South Carolina,” says Collins, “and then it began to spread to other cities across the south.”
Mayor Collins says he does not wish to speculate on how the vote will go this evening.
“I don’t want to say how it will go,” says Collins, “but I will say this. There are four Afro-American councilmen and three caucasian councilmen. If they vote on racial lines… the flag will come down in all public places.”
Here’s everything Mayor Collins had to say on the state flag. The Grenada city council will meet tonight at 108 South Main Street at 6pm.