The Confederate flags were taken from the graves and placed on the ground to read out "Stop Racism."
Trump has repeatedly said that he will not consider any provision to rename U.S. military bases bearing the names of Confederate soldiers.
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves on Tuesday signed a bill that replaces the state flag with a new one that does not include Confederate iconography.
Mississippi's House of Representatives passed a bill by a 91-23 margin, and it now moves to the state Senate. It has been the state's official flag since 1894.
Legislators are expected to start voting on Sunday to change Mississippi's 126-year-old state flag, which features a Confederate battle emblem that has long been decried as racist.
The Lincoln Police Department in Nebraska ordered officers to scrap specific face masks after it received complaints that the coverings resembled Confederate flags.
"I began to reminisce about some of the things I endured here in Laurel and I had gone from that position to be in a position of the mayor, to be able to take that flag down and I wanted to do it to bring the people of Laurel together," Mayor Johnny Magee said of the executive order.
In an apology, Kathy Jenkins claimed she said "KKK beliefs" to mock the protesters as she didn't like being called racist.
A Tennessee-based SCV group claimed responsibility for the Confederate flag flyover at Talladega, saying NASCAR's banning of the flag was "un-American," and that it trampled on "First Amendment rights of free expression" for Southerners.
A new poll finds that at least 55 percent of Mississippi voters support replacing the state flag with a new version that does not incorporate the Confederate battle flag.
A woman shouted at Black Lives Matter protesters that she would "teach [her] grandkids to hate all of you," while wrapped in a Confederate flag, before shouting, "KKK belief."
"Today's despicable act of racism and hatred leaves me incredibly saddened and serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go," Wallace wrote on Twitter.
"We are angry and outraged, and cannot state strongly enough how seriously we take this heinous act. We have launched an immediate investigation," NASCAR said in a statement.
The aircraft flew over the speedway prior to Sunday's Geico 500, which is part of NASCAR's restart to the season because of COVID-19.
In a 2001 ballot measure, Mississippi voters chose not to replace the flag by a margin of 2-to-1, but today's political climate is much different.
Terhune films videos where he plays a "front-seat philosopher," who weighs in on political and cultural issues from his truck—and now he's getting millions of views for it.
Democrat representative Juanita Brent proposed an amendment banning the imagery which was voted down by a committee in Ohio's house of representatives.
Several top NASCAR drivers cut ties with helmet painter Jason Beam and his company Beam Designs after a series of posts on social media disparaging NASCAR's ban on the Confederate flag.
A Wednesday post to the Facebook page of NASCAR truck driver and owner Ray Ciccarelli suggested he would quit after the 2020 season, describing moves the company made against racial injustice as "political BS."
Bernice King is the youngest child of the late Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. She simply called NASCAR "family" on Wednesday.
NASCAR has already paved the way for American sports to return, including racing with no fans and limiting the number of pit crew members. Now, NASCAR has prohibited the Confederate flag and ended its policy requiring teams to stand during the national anthem.
The poll by Morning Consult and Politico was conducted amid continuing debates on the displaying of Confederate flags and monuments.
The order comes 15 days after George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police sparked protests and demonstrations around the country, and eventually around the world.
From Bubba Wallace to Ryan Blaney, a host of NASCAR drivers have called for the sport to ban the Confederate flag from its racetracks.
"I'm sorry for my choice of pattern on the face mask I wore yesterday on the Senate floor. I did not intend to offend anyone," State Senator Dale Zorn tweeted Saturday.
Eight students from Martin Luther King High School in Riverside were seen in a photo circulated on social media.
"You have to have your head in the sand if you don't think it is reasonable to believe wearing the Confederate flag would cause disruption in the learning school environment."
"I needed to let them know, 'I understand that that's how you feel.' Not how I feel, but I understood that's how they felt," Haley said in explaining her recent comment that the Confederate flag represented "service and sacrifice and heritage."
Both Wake Forest and Garner -- two North Carolina towns separated by roughly 30 miles -- canceled their parades after seeing social media posts discussing possible protests over floats being planned by two separate Confederate groups.