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image located by Tomislav Todorovic, 9 October 2012
Miami Independence Movement claims to struggle for the independence of Miami-Dade county from both Florida and USA, stating that the area suffers from a "federal dictatorship" imposed by the U.S. government; although nothing is
said about the state of Florida, it is obviously implicated that its government is at least the accomplice of the quot;dictatorship" . On their webpage (visible only in Microsoft Internet Explorer - Firefox displays only the page source): www.angelfire.com/fl4/Mim/Miami_Independence_Movement above the exposure of their goals and motivations, the flag of the movement and/or proposed Republic of Miami is shown, which is clearly derived from the Stars and Bars, first national flag of the Confederate States of America, but with seven white stars on a red canton and blue-white-blue bars; the stars are pointing away from the center of the circle they are arranged in. No explanation of the design is given; the first idea to suggest itself is that they just took a well-known secessionist flag, which was originally used in the area as well, and
modified it. Unfortunately, the meagre content of the site has remained unchanged since early 2009, when I first reached it, so it is unclear whether the movement still exists, or has it ever existed outside the Web, not to mention the lack of any detailed information about it.
Tomislav Todorovic, 9 October 2012