A pro-flag “Mississippi Stands” protest is planned for Saturday July 11th at the Alcorn County courthouse in downtown Corinth, according to Drake Smith, one of the planners of the event.the event was rescheduled from July 3rd.
The event is planned to start at 2 pm.
According to a Facebook page put together by the organizers:
It’s time to take a stand Mississippi, Our voice and vote have been ignored by our Mississippi government, For those who feel the need to make their voice heard I would love to have you stand by me Friday July 3rd at the downtown courthouse.
According to Smith, over 100 people have shown an interest in the event after it was planned following the vote in the Mississippi legislature to change the Mississippi state flag.
“This was organized after the vote to change our beloved state flag. The People’s vote was silenced and I believe that it was wrong of our senator’s to not give the people a voice in this matter. I believe we should of had a vote like they did years ago,” Smith said.
According to Smith, no specific organizations are involved, it’s for people of the community to speak there mind on the flag change.