Flying the flag for Sudan – what flag is that?
Readers who have been following the ongoing photo and video coverage of the 2018-2019 Sudan protests by Radio Dabanga might have observed a blue, yellow, and green tricolour flag being waved between the official Sudanese flags.
This flag is carried by the protesters as a symbol of an independent Sudan, as it was carried from 1954 as a symbol of popular revolution, and was adopted as the county’s official national flag in 1956 when Sudan gained independence from Egypt and Britain, which had ruled it as a condominium from 1899.
A group of predominantly women protesters march towards downtown Khartoum yesterday,
displaying and wrapped in the blue-yellow-green tricolour of independent Sudan
The colours of the flag were said to represent the River Nile, the Sahara, and farmlands – chosen because of their political neutrality.
A soldier, carried shoulder-high by the crowds at the sit-in in Kartoum, waves the current
Sudanese national flag
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