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The red flag in Welsh riots, 1831

The Red Flag is, among other things, a traditional symbol of workers’ power, dating back at least to the Merthyr Rising of 1831 when Welsh rioters used calf’s blood to stain their flag red.
Dan Sanley, 7 September 2015

The red flag banned in US

The red flag was once banned by law in many U.S. States (and still is on the books in many states) but was ruled unconstitutional by Supreme Court in 1931 in ruling against California's law.

California law prohibits the display of the "red flag or any other flag in a public place" as a sign of violent opposition to organized government. No state military group may carry other than the U.S. or State flags. (other states had similar wording) Then in 1931, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned this law (Ref: Stromberg v. California). Other states with the law banning red flags still on the books are Idaho, West Virginia, and Oklahoma (but with exceptions).
Dan Sanley, 7 September 2015

The flag burning decision virtually certainly eliminates the legality and impact of all those laws.
Bill Trinkle, 7 September 2015

There are still a variety of "banned flags" on books of many states. For example, it is not unusual to see flags of foreign countries banned on school yards or that only flag of USA can be flown.
Dan Sanley, 7 September 2015