Mississippi mayor asks billboard company to remove anti-Trump sign


A Mississippi mayor announced Friday that he has asked the billboard company behind a controversial anti-Donald Trump billboard along a local highway to take down the sign.

{mosads}The billboard, paid for by an artist-run super PAC called For Freedoms, displays an image from the “Bloody Sunday” conflict on Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., during the civil rights movement with Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” written over it.

In an interview with the Pacific Tribune, For Freedoms founder Hank Willis Thomas said the billboard was meant to start a conversation and point out that America was great when people fought for what they believe in.

According to local news reports, the billboard has made some residents angry. 

Mayor Brad Rogers originally told Mississippi News Now that the city couldn’t control what images are displayed on billboards. On Friday, however, Rogers spoke with Marty Elrod, the general manager of Lamar advertising, and he agreed to take it down.

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