Hundreds of rainbow flags in Spanish small town

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This 26 June 2020 Spanish TV video is about the 400 Pride flags in the small town Villanueva de Algaidas.

Gay Pride flags in Villanueva de Algaidas, Spain, Reuters photo

Translated from Dutch NOS radio today:

Spanish town celebrates Gay Pride Day with over 400 rainbow flags

Residents of a town in southern Spain have massively decorated their streets and houses with rainbow flags. It is in response to the municipality’s decision to remove a large rainbow flag from City Hall.

It has been there since Monday to support yesterday’s celebration of International Gay Pride Day. But three [probably right-wing] residents of Villanueva de Algaidas reported the flag as supposedly criminal. In Spain, only the flags of the municipality, state, country and European Union may be displayed on public buildings.

More rainbow flags in Villanueva de Algaidas

The rainbow flag was removed, but a former resident didn’t let go. Coincidentally, he had a surplus of flags. He wanted to sell them on Gay Pride day in [the bigger town] Torremolinos, but that event was cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis.

When he heard from his family in his hometown that the flag had been taken down at the town hall, he offered his flags to his former townspeople. Interest was great. More than 400 rainbow flags fluttered in the streets of the 4,200-people small town yesterday and today.

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