Video: Tupelo Seeking Attorney General’s Opinion on State Flag Issue

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TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) – The Tupelo city council wants the Attorney General to tell them if cities are required to fly the state flag.

For several weeks now, residents requested the council to consider removing the state flag from city buildings.

Some find the Confederate battle flag on the state symbol offensive. Mayor Jason Shelton suggested getting a legal opinion on the matter this afternoon.

“It’s a very divisive issue, there’s no question about it, I think we need to be guided by our Christian faith. The book of Matthew, we learn the greatest commandment is to love God with all of your heart and the second greatest commandment is to love your neighbor as yourself, and I think if we are guided by those principles, the rest will fall into place.”

Recently, Columbus and Starkville city leaders voted to remove the state flag from city buildings.

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