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Lithuanian National Social Party

by Kostas Sukevicius, 1 September 2000

This is Neo-Nazi party, propagating xenophobia and racism. This party is prohibited in Lithuania and acts illegally.
Giedrius Kiaulakis, 19 January 2001

Union of Lithuanian Political Prisoners and Deportees

note: probably wrong colours
by Victor Lomantsov, 2 September 2000

I saw a photo of this flag in newspaper in 1991 (Vilnius, 1991, demonstrations agains Soviets). Anybody knows what is it?
The flag was white-red-white triband with the heart in the centre. The heart was surmounted with a cross and charged with lithuanian "columns".
Victor Lomantsov, 2 September 2000

White-red white stood for whole Grand Duchy of Lithuania (present-day Lithuania, Byelarus, Ukraine; after 1569 Ukraine ceded to Poland).
If I were to guess, it looks like Lithuanian GDL - nationalist Catholics flag.
Bartek Kachniarz, 4 September 2000

I am unsure of what the colors mean. However, Mr. Kachniarz's explanation of the colors makes sense.  The charge in the middle of the flag is the symbol of the Sajudis movement of the late 1980's-early 1990's.  It was an independence movement, largely behind most anti-Soviet demonstrations, such as the "singing revolution".
Nicholas Lusas, 13 July 2001

All these comments are incorrect. The sign - the heart surmounted with a cross and charged with Columns of the Gediminas family - is an emblem of the Union of Lithuanian Political Prisoners and Deportees (Lietuvos politiniu kaliniu ir tremtiniu sajunga - I am not sure but middle red band should be replaced with Lithuanian tricolor, i.e. yellow-green-red. Anyway I asure you that displayed tricolor (white-red-white) is incorrect. Because it is national colors of white Russians and we, Lithuanians, do not use them.
Audrius, 27 December 2002