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Puerto Rico - pro-Sovereignty Flag

Puerto Rico National Coat-of-Arms Emblem and Flag

Last modified: 2017-09-29 by zoltán horváth
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image by Javier Hernandez, 17 August 2015


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The Flag

Puerto Rico National Coat-of-Arms used more and more by pro-Sovereignty groups and individuals. There are already flags with the emblem used during protests, patriotic events, etc.
The flags in the background:
Puerto Rico (Modern Flag of the Puerto Rican Nation - since 1895) Lares (Flag of the First Republic of Puerto Rico in 1868) Red (The red flag of Commander Manuel Rojas, of the Grito de Lares) White (The bloody white flag of Manolo El Leñero, of the Grito de Lares)
Javier Hernandez, 17 August 2015


Coat of Arms


image by Nelson Román and Blas Delgado, 19 January 2005

The explanations of the National Coat-of-Arms of Puerto Rico are:
The Pitirre (Grey Kingbird) symbolizes the Puerto Rican Nation The Taino Sun Shield (Yukiyú) represents the Taino heritage Sovereign Motto: Patria-Justicia-Libertad (The Motto of the Grito de Lares) Broken Chains: the left chain representsthe Abolition of Slavery in 1873 and the right chain represents the struggle against colonialism (Spanish and American) The Cross: recognition of the importance of the Christian faith in Puerto Rican culture The Machete: represents agriculture,national strength, and resistance. The Coffee Branch symbolizes peace and the importance of coffee in Puerto Rican culture and the economy.
The National Motto: Guákia Baná -Guákia Gualí Borikén (We are Great - We are the Sons & Daughters of Borinquen) in the Taino language.
Javier Hernandez, 17 August 2015