Confederate flag mistakenly raised over Mississippi Supreme Court building

tags: AP, Supreme Court, Confederacy, Mississippi



The Confederate flag was mistakenly raised for a few hours over the Mississippi Supreme Court in Jackson on Friday.

A replacement was needed a Mississippi state flag that was tattered and torn, Kym Wiggins, public information officer for the state Department of Fiance and Administration told the Clarion-Ledger.

Calling the incident, "highly unusual," Wiggins explained to the paper that a local vendor was tasked with the job of purchasing new state flags to replace the one that was torn. Wiggins claims they were given two boxes labeled "Mississippi State Flag," but the boxes actually contained Confederate battle flags. After a maintenance worker raised the flag, the mistake went unnoticed for a couple of hours....



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