GRENADA, Miss.–The Mississippi flag no longer flies over city buildings in Grenada, starting today. The city council voted 4-3 Monday night at their meeting to remove it. Mayor Billy Collins told News Mississippi he does not have veto power, so the vote will stand.
“The resolution calls for the removal of the state flag from all public facilities,” said Collins.
The vote was along racial lines, with the black members of the council voting to take it down.
“Certainly I didn’t put it on the agenda,” said Collins Monday. “Because of what happened in South Carolina, and it has begun to spread to other cities in the south.”
He said a council member placed it on the agenda.