A Bernie rally turned briefly into a tense stand-off about the display of the state flag of Mississippi. Numerous participants were triggered at the sight of the Mississippi flag as they marched on Broad Street towards the Navy Yard. The flag was a part of an “Avenue of the States” installment on South Broad Street.
Police and security officials on site had a brief but tense discussion about the removal of the flag.
Participants quickly formed a sit-in on Broad Street to protest the flag and began chanting ‘Take it down and black lives matter’.
At one point, a rope cobbled together with what is believed to be laces and attached to a shoe was used in an unsuccessful attempt by protestors to remove the flag themselves.
The situation resolved peacefully when city maintenance arrived with a cherry picker to remove the flag from this display much to the protestors delight. Within minutes of the flag removal, the march towards the convention resumed.
— Tania Gail (@TaniaGailPhotos) July 25, 2016
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