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UNESCO pulls Belgian carnival from heritage list over anti-Semitism charges

UNESCO on Friday withdrew an annual carnival in the Belgian city of Aalst from its heritage list over persistent charges of anti-Semitism. In an unprecedented move, UNESCO s Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage said it was withdrawing the carnival over recurring repetition of racist and anti-Semitic representations at the event. The carnival of Aalst, in the Belgian Dutch-speaking region of Flanders, was initially added to UNESCO s list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity in 2010. Continue reading UNESCO pulls Belgian carnival from heritage list over anti-Semitism charges at Vanguard News.


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