PUERTO RICAN FLAG … in Old San Juan … ‘We decided to reclaim the door the night of Monday, July 4, 2016, knowing that this door would be transformed into a portal that would lead to discussions on the social, economic and political crisis facing the island.’
“80grados’ Julieta Victoria Muñoz Alvarado recently published an article—“Monoestrellada blanca y negra: ‘No es luto, es resistencia’” [Single-starred black and white flag: “It’s not mourning, is resistance”]—about the Puerto Rican artists’ movement Artistas solidarios y en resistencia [Artists in solidarity and resistance]. The article quotes a recent (7 July 2016) open letter published by the collective, Carta abierta: Un llamado a la solidaridad. In 2012, the collective had painted a mural with the Puerto Rican flag (with in its full red, white, and blue glory) on a wall on San José Street in Old San Juan; more recently, the flag was re-done in black and white, to express mourning for the island and its troubles. More than anything, this and other recent artistic actions are a call to unity and resistance. Here are a few excerpts with a link to the original article (in Spanish) below:
The white stripes represent individual liberty and the rights that keep the government in balance. The blue triangle stands for the “Republican Government”, represented by the three branches, and the white Lone Star represents “The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
The new dad, whose son is now seventh in line to the British throne, couldn’t be more excited.
“And as every father and parent would say, your baby is absolutely amazing,” he told Sky News in Windsor on Monday afternoon local time. “But this little thing is absolutely to die for, so I’m just over the moon.”