Last modified: 2005-08-19 by phil nelson
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by Tomislav Todorovic and Mladen Mijatov from an image by Marcus Schmöger
In April 2004, protests against national defence forces' taking part in the Iraq campaign took place in Japan. In TV reports from these protests, broadcasted in Serbia by the RTS 1 channel on 9 April 2004, Italian peace flags were seen. The colour pattern was: purple, dark blue, light blue, green, yellow, orange and red; white inscription PEACE was over light blue and green. English word PEACE was used instead of the original Italian word PACE, probably because it is more familiar to the Japanese people, which might be true for some other cases of its use.
Tomislav Todorovic, 7 July 2005