The amautas (“master” or “wise one” in Quechua) are guides in Andean spirituality and wisdom. They consider the Wiphala a symbol, not a flag.
For them the Wiphala represents the earth goddess Pachamama. As well as the cosmos, the animals, the plants, stones, runes, and all life in harmony.
So why did those in Bolivia who chased President Evo Morales from office burn the Wiphala?