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Protest Greets Olympic Torch In Wrexham

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Wednesday, May 30th, 2012.

A protest against the use of the British flag greeted the Olympic Torch in Wrexham this morning.

Two men wearing Welsh dragon themed outfits were pictured on Mold Road carrying a banner which read: “Not Our Colours”.

Aled Cottle, 36, from Denbighshire, and “Budgie” Burgess, 45, from Flintshire said they were protesting against the heavy use of the Union Jack during the Olympic build up and the fact that the Welsh flag was not featured on it.

They added that they didn’t believe Wales was benefiting from the Olympics.

The men also carried the banner to the Guildhall later on as the torch arrived for a half hour stay on the library field.

In Cornwall there was controversy after an Olympic organiser unceremoniously tore the Cornish flag of St Piran from one of the torch bearer.

Although we didn’t spot any runners with flags, in Wrexham there were a mixture of Welsh and British flags as well as people wearing Wales rugby and football shirts.

The banner being held on Mold Road as the Olympic Torch came into town. Picture by @alexio1982

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