French leftists object to European flag because it is a Christian symbol

The far-left party in France, La France Insoumise [Unsubjugated France], is demanding that the EU flag be replaced with the UN flag in the French national assembly. Why? They claim it is a Christian symbol and violates French secularism laws.

“This symbol of the blue background and a dozen stars is directly inspired by the pious medal dedicated to the Virgin Mary which Monsieur Heitz (the European civil servant who designed the flag) wore around his neck […] It is a Marian symbol, deliberately adopted on 8 December 1955, the day of the Immaculate Conception.”

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