Monday, 04 March 2019 16:47
Spectators visiting the famous Aalst carnival in Belgium were shocked to find the depiction of orthodox Jews with unflattering expressions standing amongst sacks of money, paraded through the town.
The depiction of orthodox Jews with grimacing faces “brought back memories from Nazi propaganda leaflets and publications such as Der Stürmer from the 1930s,” outraged spectators at the carnival told The Brussels Times.
Aalst mayor Christoph D’Haese is yet to comment on the incident.
The hooded costumes are traditional Catholic outfits worn by processions in Belgium, Italy & Spain, but often have comparisons drawn to the American white supremacist hate group.
In a separate unrelated incident, Sunday, a man under the influence of sleeping pills drove his car into the parade route.
Source: The Brussels Times