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Thread #121472   Message #2652334
Posted By: Amos
09-Jun-09 - 12:38 PM
Thread Name: Folk Against Fascism
Subject: RE: Folk Against Fascism

THe people who first used what later became the "Peace" symbol were British anti-nuke demonstrators who frequently marched under the flag of the Committee for Nuclear Disarmament, with banners showing the semaphoric lines-in-a-circle that (rumor has it) was first designed by GB Shaw. The symbol was taken up and made even more widely known by the youth of the Sixties in the US who used it to symbolize protest against the LBJ War in Vietnam.