The Green-white-red Flag Issue

Madagascar flag

Like I said in my previous post, June 26 is the celebration of Madagascar’s Independence Day. Malagasy people usually start to raise the green-white-flag in about 10 days before the D day. A sign of patriotism. This year, it’s not going to be the same thing. The action of raising flags (or not) will be closely interpreted as a sign of belonging to certain political parties or views. Whatever you’ll do then, you will automatically be seen as pro-Ravalomanana or pro-HAT. No way to be neutral.

For my own case, I won’t raise any flag and I won’t praise any other. It’s a personal choice with personal reasons so that means I don’t encourage people to do the same thing.