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LGBTI Diversity Flag hoisted in Chilean city of Punta Arenas

Thursday, June 29th 2017 - 08:17 UTC
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The diversity flag was hoisted Wednesday on Mount La Cruz in Punta Arenas, Chile's southernmost city, as part of the celebration of the International Gay Pride Day (LGBTI) by the Iguales Foundation. Similar ceremonies were held all over the world, including the Magallanes Region Government House, over 2,000 kilometers south of Santiago. Read full article

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  • Marti Llazo

    Chile has a lot of oddness and silliness with flags. You can see in the same picture their “Independent Republic of Magallanes” flag. For the imaginary independent republic. Once in a while somebody raises a “Mapuche Nation” flag in Punta Arenas. And then there are the clowns who have a flag for their imaginary “Glacier Nation” and appear to believe that Chile's glaciers somehow are not part of Chilean territory and constitute a separate political entity. Don't know what they're smoking but it's apparently strong stuff and domestic consumption is rather, um, high.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glacier_Republic

    I spend a lot of time (and money) in Punta Arenas (Chile) and have some property near there. Once upon a time I asked about the observation that almost every building in Punta Arenas had the means for flying a flag. The answer: there were certain days where, under the law, it was mandatory to fly the national flag. So I looked it up, since chilenos are famous for their chamullo. In this case they were correct: Ley Nº 18.287 obligates residents to fly the flag on even private residences on specific dates, with fines for noncompliance up to 200,000 CL pesos.

    Jun 29th, 2017 - 01:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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