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Battle Bureau for the Liberation of Timor (1961)

Bureau de Luta pela Libertação de Timor

Last modified: 2005-08-19 by antonio martins
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BLLT flag
by Dylan Crawfoot, 30 Aug 1999
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Description and origin of the flag

A leftist movement sponsorised by Indonesia started first days of 1961, leadershiped by Maoclao. The republic was proclaimed in Batugad 9 April 1961 and national flag was hoisted: red with central blasc disc bordered yellow, and within a white fivepointed star touching the inner edge of the disc. Portuguese defeat the uprising and Maoclao and their men fell to Indonesia. In 1963 Maoclao formed another government in exile: The government of the United Republic of Timor, that preserve same flag, but under the exigences of Indonesian government, Maoclao fell to London and exiled government dispeared de facto. Fretilin retain the first republic colors for their party flag and later for the national flag of the second republic.
Jaume Ollé, 30 Aug 1999

It is similar to the flag of the (kurdish) ERNK, often wrongly considered as the flag of PKK.
Ivan Sache, 11 Jan 2003

The circle is about 3/5 of the height.
Jaume Ollé, 05 Sep 1999