State flag protesters set up camp at Mississippi Civil Rights museum, taunt black security guard

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The Delta Flaggers have a new target: the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
Protesters who oppose changing the state flag set up camp outside the newly-opened Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Friday, flying both the Confederate flag and the Confederate-emblem-bearing Mississippi state flag.
The protesters are with the Delta Flaggers, a group of state flag supporters that protest at universities and towns in the state that have chosen not to fly the state flag.
The museum – which enshrines the blood-stained history of the struggles of Mississippi’s black residents as well as their achievements – chose not to fly the state flag which itself enshrines a symbol of slavery on its premises.
In a video that appeared on Facebook, the Flaggers can be seen harassing a black security guard.
“Is this not the flag of the state of Mississippi? This is your flag!” one man said to the guard, pointing to a state flag, as the guard repeatedly told him and others to back away from the entrance of the museum, which he said they were blocking.
Even as they retreated across the street, they continued taunting him.
Watch the video below:

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#okgameonRemember we did not start this fight, but we will take it on. This is how the Delta Flaggers chose to spend their Friday at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
Posted by TNathan Lokius Fairley on Monday, February 12, 2018

 
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