The main Coast tourism agency has not taken a stance on whether the state flag should stay or go. Kim Fritz, president of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau, said Friday that she knows of no comments or inquiries the agency has received about the state flag.
“I think we’re all personally watching,” Fritz said.
Small rolling rallies are already cropping up around the state, with the state flag flapping from the beds of pickup trucks.
The general manager of Beauvoir — a national landmark and monument to the Confederacy — says he can’t keep the state flag in stock at the gift shop.
Ron Peresich, chairman of the Gulf Coast Business Council, said the group will discuss the state flag at its meeting Tuesday.