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Saturday, 26 February 2011

Flagging the changes in Libya

Protesters in Libya have adopted the flag used by Libya after gaining independence from Italy in 1951.

The current flag is a green rectangle and is strongly associated with Gaddafi's rule. As a result, protesters are keen to distance themselves from it, with many areas hoisting the flag as a symbol of the changes.

So why is the flag so important?

Read all about the reasons behind this here: What's in a flag? - Libya - Al Jazeera English

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