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The flag of Forças Populares 25 de Abril, FP25 for short, a terrorist
organization active in Portugal during the eighties. I guess the design of the
flag shows a compromise between anarchist and
communist symbology, but I’m not sure. The golden star and
the AK47 have certainly the usual meanings.
António Martins, 21 Apr 2000
Forças Populares 25, whose flag featured a machinegun.
I saw it as a photograph on a TV historical report on the activities
of the group (because of an amnisty on some group members that where
still in jail). The photo was taken, I presume, in a press conference
and the flag was hanging in the wall behind the terrorists.
Jorge Candeias, 15 Sep 1997 and 12 Sep 1997
My image was made according to that photo. The colors were identified
by Adolfo Duran, the catalan vexillologist that lived some years in
Jaume Ollé, 18 Sep 1997