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Saturday, 07 March 2020 12:42

Aalst Carnival - TROLL OF THE MONTH

From the 21st to the 26th of February, the annual Carnival parade took place in Aalst, Belgium. Last year, the event drew a large number of complaints from Jewish organisations and public institutions due to the antisemitic stereotypical dresses and costumes exposed during the parade. This led UNESCO to officially removed Aalst Carnival from the UNESCO Intangible World Heritage list. In response to criticism at the time, the mayor of Aalst stated that he believes the group when they say there was no malicious intent with the float, and that the city does not want to impose censure on the carnival. 

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