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The Panama Flag Riots

In January 1964, violence erupted in Panama, prompted by a dispute over the flying of the Stars and Stripes. It escalated into protests against US control of the Panama Canal.

In January 1964, protests erupted in Panama, prompted by a dispute over the flying of the Stars and Stripes. It escalated into violence between US forces and Panamanian students. More than 20 people were killed in the unrest which had at its root the US control of the Panama Canal.

Photo: The Panama Canal. Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

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