To Meet Growing Demand, Flag Retailer Introduces Old Kingdom of Libya Flag

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Due to increasing demand, Online Stores has made available the official flag of the Libyan resistance movement. Dating back to before the rule of Muammar al-Gaddafi, this flag stands as a symbol of resistance to his longstanding autocratic government. The flag is available in several sizes, and prints of the flag may be placed on custom products.

In response to the recent increase in demand, Online Stores announces the availability of the previously retired Libyan flag, the Flag of the Kingdom of Libya, adopted in 1951 and replaced in 1969. This flag has been readopted as a symbol of opposition, representing the masses currently seeking to overthrow the autocratic rule of Muammar al-Gaddafi, whose reign began during a 1969 coup.

The introduction of the flag of the Kingdom of Libya came alongside the nation’s independence from Italy in 1951. The flag consists of three horizontal bands; red at the top, black in the center, and green across the bottom. The black band in the center is the largest of the three. The red portion of the flag represents the region of Fezzan, along with the blood of the people. The green portion represents the Tripolitania, and is also the color of Islam. Within the center black band is a white crescent and star, symbols common in many Arabic Muslim nations. This was the flag until the rule of Muammar al-Gaddafi, and has therefore become the primary symbol of resistance to his government.

Those who would like to show their support will find this flag available in three sizes; 3x5’, 4x6’ and 12x18”. The design of the flag will also be available as artwork to be printed on custom products and t-shirts, allowing for additional means of showing support for the courageous protesters in Libya. These flags, as well as all custom products featuring their design, will be available to ship on Friday, February 25, 2011.

About Online Stores, Inc.
Founded by Lisa and Kevin Hickey in 2002, Online Stores, Inc. is a rapidly expanding, family-owned company based near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Online Stores operates more than 20 niche retail stores on the web, including the United States Flag Store, world-renowned retailer of American & International Flags, the English Tea Store, recognized as one of the most popular tea web sites, and Construction, one of the most highly regarded retailers of construction clothing. Online Stores Inc. is a Top-500 Retailer.    The company prides itself on competitive pricing, efficient distribution, and excellent customer service. The company also manufactures and customizes many of the products that they sell.

Contact: Kevin Hickey
Vice President
Online Stores, Inc.
Phone: 724-925-5600
FAX: 412-774-2445
Email: Kevin(at)onlinestores(dot)com

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