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May-Square Mothers’ flag (Argentina)

Madres de Plaza de Mayo

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[May-Square Mothers’ flag]
image by Jorge Candeias, 5 Feb 2005
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Known as «Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo», who during and after the military regime were daily demonstrating there about the fate of their missing children and relatives. Certainly during the military regime they were a very courageous group, inspiring similar movements elsewhere in the world.
Jarig Bakker, 22 Dec 2001

The Madres de la Plaza de Mayo movement is a women's Argentine movement that aims at finding our what happened to the people that disappeared during the years of military dictatorship in the country and at sending the people responsible for the disappearings to the justice.
Jorge Candeias, 5 Feb 2005

The headkerchief is the symbol of the group because the mothers have worn it during their meetings in the Plaza de Mayo. It was first used in a meeting in Luján in 1977 as a way to recognize themselves in the crowd. Then it became their symbol.
Carlos Sánchez, 23 Oct 2007

About the flag

The flag is marine blue with a [drawing of a] white cloth folded and tied in order to cover the head. There is a white border all around the flag. There are words in white characters too over the marine blue background. [See a photo].
Santiago Tazón, 22 Dec 2001

The white words in the flag are the name of the group above the headkerchief: Asociación Madres de Plaza de Mayo that means Association of May-Square Mothers, and the expression and motto of the group that is "ˇNi un paso atrás!" that means "Not even a step backwards!" below.
Carlos Sánchez, 23 Oct 2007

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