Crimean Tatars celebrate Flag Day

Source : 112 Ukraine

The blue flag with tamga, the emblem of Crimean Tatars, was first flown in 1917
09:19, 26 June 2017

Crimean Tatars mark their Flag Day today, June 26. On this day, many Ukrainian activists go for pedestrian and motor rallies, flowing flags and banners with slogans supporting Crimean Tatars suffering the Russian occupation of their homeland.

Specifically, solemn events will be held in the capital city Kyiv. The procession on Khreshchatyk street will wind up with the rally at Maidan Nezalezhnosti square. A traditional motor rally will be held in Kyiv, too.

The Crimean Tatar flag was first flown in February 1917, as the one officially adopted by the Qurultai, the Crimean Tatar national convent, immediately after the February Revolution in Russia. On June 26, 1992, the second Qurultai of Crimean Tatar people started working in Simferopol, Crimea; back then, this day officially became the Flag Day, under the respective decision of MPs.

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