The Delta Flaggers have a new target: the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
Protesters who oppose changing the state flag set up outside the newly-opened Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Saturday where they were lined up to be part of the Dixie National Parade, flying both the Confederate flag and the Confederate-emblem-bearing Mississippi state flag.
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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 repeatedly taunting 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.
The Flaggers were in Jackson to be part of the Dixie National Parade earn they decided to stop by the museum.
Watch the video below: