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French Guiana: Independentist flags

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Guyanese Workers' Union (Union des Travailleurs Guyanais, UTG)

[UTG flag]

Flag of UTG - Image by Ivan Sache, 25 October 2009

Union des Travailleurs Guyanais (Guyanese Workers' Union, UTG) is the main workers' union in French Guiana. Linked with the (continental) French union Confédération Générale du Travail (Work General Confederation, CGT) by a "fraternal friendship", UTG is considered as one of the strongest supporters of independence of Guiana.

According to Article 1bis of the statutes of UTG, adopted by the 11th Congress on 25-27 November 2004, "The official emblem of UTG is the yellow, green flag with the red star."
The flag, adopted in 1967 during the 1st Congress of UTG held in Sinnamary, is shown on the UTG website as divided green-yellow by a descending diagonal and charged with a red star in the middle.
The flag can be seen on photos, hoisted in a street (photo taken in November 2008) and used in a street demonstration (photo taken in February 2009).
The flag is also shown on photos taken during the Tourism and Leisure Fair 2008, held on 18-20 April, as "the flag of Guiana".

This flag was adopted on 29 January 2010 as the flag of the department of French Guiana.

Ivan Sache, 31 January 2010

Dubious "French Guiana Liberation Movement"

[FGLM flag]

Dubious independentist flag - Image by Ivan Sache, 25 October 2009

Although there is no evidence of a "French Guiana Liberation Movement", the flag of this "movement" is widespread over the Internet, as a graphic only, with the lower triangle green and the upper triangle yellow.

Ivan Sache, 31 January 2010

Tam-Tam Front for the Liberation of Guiana

[Tam-Tam Front]

Flag of the Tam-Tam Front for the Liberation of Guiana - Image by Ivan Sache, 25 October 2009

In old letters received from G. Pasch, I found a drawing with the same colors, but the flag was vertically divided green-yellow (green to the hoist), with the red star in the centre. Pasch wrote that it was the flag of the "Tam-Tam Front for the Liberation of Guiana".

Thanh-Tam Lê, 4 December 1998

This flag was shown in Le Spectacle du Monde #167, p. 33 (Paris, February 1976), and reported in Flaggenmitteilungen [fml] #17.

Jaume Ollé, 31 July 2001