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Brittany (France): Political movements (1950 until now)

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Unvaniezh Demokratel Breizh (Breton Democratic Union)

Leftist nationalist movement founded in 1964.

It never adopted an official flag but non-official flags were often seen during demonstrations.

In 1972 in Nantes, the flag was a red field with a Gwenn-ha-Du in canton.

[UDB 1972]by Ivan Sache

More recently, the former badge of UDB (white letters in a black disc) has been added at fly.

[UDB]by Ivan Sache

Strollad Komunour Breizh (Breton Communist Party)

[PCB]by Ivan Sache

Leftist Marxist-Leninist and separatist movement, seceded from UDB in January 1971 and dissolved in the mid 70's. Not connected to the French Communist Party.

Its flag was a Gwenn-ha-Du with a red five-pointed star replacing the ermine canton.

Front de Libération de la Bretagne - Libération Nationale et Socialiste (Brittany Liberation Front - National and Socialist Liberation)

Activist extreme-leftist movement founded in 1972 and dissolved in 1975 by the police.

Its flag was either a green triskell in a green circle charging a white field

[FLB 1]by Ivan Sache

or a black triskell in a black circle charging a red field.

[FLB 2]by Ivan Sache

The movement also used an horizontally divided black-white-black flag.

Strollad ar Vro (Country Party)

[Strollad ar Vro]by Ivan Sache

"Breton national and European federalist party" founded in 1972 by J. Le Calvez and dissolved in the mid 70's.

In 1973, a non-official flag, a blue field with a blue ermine spot included in a white disc, was seen during a demonstration of SAV.

Source: P. Rault. Les drapeaux bretons de 1188 à nos jours [rau98]

Ivan Sache, 6 January 1999