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Palestinian flag banned from Eurovision Song Contest

May 4, 2016 at 11:51 am


The flag of Palestine has been banned at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) said.

Audience members have been warned that only flags of contest members and UN states can be flown at the events. However, the flag of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender community has been allowed.

In the policy, it apparently said: “Rainbow flags and the European Union flag will be tolerated provided they will, according to the evaluation of the organisers, not be used as tool to intentionally make a political statement during the show.”

The contest is due to take place in Stockholm, Sweden, next month.