Vancouver Oil Spill Flag

Yesterday the MV Marathassa, a Cypriot-flagged bulk carrier on its maiden voyage, spilled toxic oil into English Bay near downtown Vancouver, BC.  Today a version of the Vancouver city flag protesting this event appeared on Twitter:

Vancouver oil spill flag.  From @MattVanDeventer on Twitter.
Vancouver oil spill flag. “It’s timely and it also honours the psychedelic years.” — @MattVanDeventer.

The idea of modifying Canadian flags to protest environmental damage from oil has been done before, though perhaps not as colorfully.

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“A Canadian flag is displayed with artwork of oil drops on it during a protest against the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday May 10, 2014. (Darryl Dyck / THE CANADIAN PRESS)”
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The “Canadian Oil Flag” (image from valuewalk.com, November 10, 2013).
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Author: SDM

Ethnography * Technology * Design

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