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Jurassian Pro-Independence Movement (Jura, Switzerland)

Mouvement Indépendantiste Jurassien

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[Flag of Jura (Mouvement Independentiste Jurassien)]  image by Ivan Sache
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Description of the flag

The flag is the Jura cantonal flag plus a blue stripe at the hoist.

Ivan Sache, 14 September 1999

The Mouvement Indépendantiste Jurassien exists to advocate independence for the 6 French districts of Jura.

Pascal Prince, 22 January 2000

According to the MIJ website, the blue stripe represents the will to create an independent state from Switzerland. The addition of this stripe to the Jura cantonal flag forms a rectangular flag, distancing it from Swiss flags, which are all square. The colour blue represents:

  • the Francophone culture of the region (the MIJ flag resembles the French tricolour);
  • the movement's will to be European (relating to the blue field of the flag of the European Union);
  • the movement's desire to see Jura admitted to the United Nations (relating to the blue field of the UN flag); and
  • the anti-militarism of the movement.
The remainder of the flag has the same meaning as the Jura cantonal flag.

Nasha Gagnebin, 1 March 2002