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Rwanda movements and parties

Last modified: 2005-12-31 by bruce berry
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Forces Démocratiques de Liberation de Rwanda (FDLR)

[FDLR flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 16 Jan 2002

At this website is the flag of Forces Démocratiques de Liberation de Rwanda - Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda - Urugaga Ruharantra Demokarasi no Kubohoza U Rwanda.
The flag on the homepage has a golden centered circle, but as it is inspired on the old Rwanda flag I've made it yellow.
Jarig Bakker, 16 Jan 2002

FDLR logo

[FDLR logo] image from this website, reported by Jarig Bakker, 16 Jan 2002

Mouvement Democratique Rwandais

[Mouvement Democratique Rwandais] image by Jaume Ollé, 29 Nov 1996

The flag of the Mouvement Democratique Rwandais, the Hutu party that was responsible for the massacre of Tutsis.
Jaume Ollé, 29 Nov 1996

Martyazo Republic (République de Martyazo)

[Martyazo Republic] image by Željko Heimer, 31 Oct 2001

This was a Hutu republic. The Bahutu revolted in 1972 but were defeated in west, centre and east. In the south a Republic called Martyazo was established on 01 May 1972, but it was occupied by the Burundese army (Tutsi) 9 May 1972. The flag was reported to be green with a diagonal stripe from lower hoist to upper fly.
Jaume Ollé, 23 Mar 1998

The diagonal stripe was red.
Victor Lomantsov , 3 Apr 2001

Front Populaire Rwandais (Patriotic Front of Rwanda)

Because of the upcoming presidential election in Rwanda, there was an article with a picture in the Stockholm edition of the newspaper Metro today. In the picture, people could be seen with small handheld flags, which were vertically divided red - white - blue with the letters FPR, one letter on each field. That was the front side of the flags. The back side had the colours in reversed order, so that blue was at the hoist, and the letters were also not mirror imaged.
It is not mirror imaged, which the ordinary flag is if it equals the reverse.
The reverse of this flag look *the same* as the obverse, i.e. not mirror imaged, but with the flag pole on the other side, like if the flag staff had been put on the wrong side. Obverse: red-white-blue from hoist to fly; reverse: blue-white-red from hoist to fly.
Elias Granqvist, 25 Aug 2003