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Flag furore - JLP livid over desecration of Jamaican symbol

Published:Saturday | February 23, 2013 | 12:00 AM

 THE OPPOSITION Jamaica Labour Party has blasted a TV commercial by a Germany-based electronics store, Saturn, which depicts the burning of the Jamaican flag.

The commercial posted on YouTube has been getting significant page views.

In a release yesterday afternoon, Olivia Grange, the opposition spokesperson on culture, urged the Jamaican Government to immediately write to the German Embassy in Jamaica highlighting the situation.

Grange said while advertisement, which has heavy Jamaican influences, might not have been done with malicious intent, it was unacceptable to have images of Jamaica's national flag, or any other flag, being desecrated.