Last modified: 2001-09-08 by santiago dotor
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by Vincent Morley
[During a recent vacation, I noticed that] in San Sebastián, interestingly, both the ayuntamiento [city council] and the main library flew only the municipal flag: a plain white flag with a small blue canton. The canton appeared to be square and about 40% of the height of the hoist, but this may not be exactly correct.
Vincent Morley, 9 October 1999
Flying the city flag alone is a common solution to avoid flying the Spanish flag which would attract independentist flag-burning mobs or flying the Basque flag without flying the Spanish one which is illegal in official buildings, including Basque Government ones.
Santiago Dotor, 14 October 1999