Aalst Carnival

Giant figures are seen during the 87th carnival parade of Aalst February 15, 2015
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Some revelers were dressed as insects with fur-lined shtreimels and fake peyot and slogans suggesting that they are parasites.

Giant figures depicting Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel (C) and other politicians are seen dur
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It featured antisemitic figures, including caricatured Jews with money and rats. “We are neither antisemitic nor racist," the mayor said. "Aalst will always remain the capital of mockery and satire."

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