Of course, I am not talking about the bright red berets of the Spanish Carlistas, the ultra-conservative, ultra-catholic nationalists who made the boina roja their trademark.
Here we have a look at some strong individuals, braving the looks and comments of bourgeois bystanders and stoically wearing a red beret.
Surveys show that red is the color most associated with courage. In western countries red is a symbol of martyrs and sacrifice, particularly because of its association with blood. Beginning in the Middle Ages, the Pope and Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church wore red to symbolize the blood of Christ and the Christian martyrs. The banner of the Christian soldiers in the First Crusade was a red cross on a white field, the St. George's Cross.