A Mississippi city took down the state flag because of the Confederate battle flag

Officials in Gulfport, Mississippi, remove the state flag from the flagpole at City Hall.

(CNN)The city of Gulfport, Mississippi, is removing the state flag at all city-owned buildings and facilities because it includes the Confederate battle flag.

The city council unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday urging the Mississippi Legislature to "respectfully retire" the flag that has flown over the state since 1894.