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2011/2012 Anti-Assad Revolt (Syria)

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[2011/2012 Anti-Assad Revolt (Syria)]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 09 May 2007



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In footage of the recent demonstrations against the Assad regime in Syria it appears that in several cases the protesters wave the old [1932-1958] Syrian flag (green-white-black horizontal stripes, with three five-pointed red stars on the white stripe).

Luca Peliti, 10 Sep 2011

I have seen this too, but only in one news report (so far). The old flag does not appear to have enjoyed the widespread spontaneous acceptance that the royal-era Libyan flag did among anti-Qadaffi protesters.

Eugene Ipavec, 11 Sep 2011

Today's picture shows deserters from the Syrian army who have joined the opposition; they have an old flag on the wall behind them and are holding what seems to be a handmade version. Wikipedia shows protesters holding what seems to be a sign painted to look like it.

Nachum Lamm, 17 Nov 2011

Today's picture shows deserters from the Syrian army who have joined the opposition; they have an old flag on the wall behind them and are holding what seems to be a handmade version. Wikipedia shows protesters holding what seems to be a sign painted to look like it.

Nachum Lamm, 17 Nov 2011

In recent television reports showing Syrian dissidents there does seem to be an increasingly large number of old-style Syrian flags, but not consistently so.

Kenneth Fraser, 18 Nov 2011

The event's place was not randomly chosen. The Arab World Institute is a foundation established on 14 October 1980 by the governments of France and of 22 Arab countries. To promote the Arab culture in Europe, the Arab World Institute aims at "building bridges between the Arab and European cultures". Designed by the architect Jean Nouvel and built close to the Jussieu University, the Arab World Institute was inaugurated on 30 November 1987 by President François Mitterrand. The Institute, especially under the direction of Dominique Baudis (2007-2011), has often been criticized as a "showroom" conveniently used by the dictators of the region.

Ivan Sache, 29 Nov 2011

Recent news photos consistently show the pro-Assad groups waving the current flag, and the resistance (including the Free Syrian Army) are waving the gree-white-black banner. The old flag seems to be on its way to being the official resistance banner, in the same way the old Libyan flag was adopted by the NTC.

J. Tate, 25 Nov 2011

In a number of pictures, the stars seem to be upside-down, but that may just be the homemade quality of some of the flags. All Egyptian factions seem to be sticking with the same flag, but we'll see.

Nachum Lamm, 27 Nov 2011