Ole Miss ASB says to take down flag

Published 9:39 pm Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The University of Mississippi Associated Student Body voted yes on the resolution to take down the Mississippi State flag from campus Tuesday night.

ASB went into session at 7 p.m. in Bryant Hall and announced the decision immediately following the vote around 9:35 p.m.

It passed 33-15 with one abstaining voter.

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The ASB’s next action will be to reach out to university faculty and staff for support.

Ultimately, senior university officials and Acting Chancellor Morris Stocks will have the final decision on whether or not the flag will come down.

If Stocks agrees with ASB, Ole Miss will be the fourth Mississippi college to remove the flag from campus.