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."
Aalst mayor: Mocking Jews ‘unavoidable’ in the 2020 carnival
"These ribbons represent a wilful desire to offend,” European Jewish representative says.
Close to 16,000 signatures for online petition to delist ‘antisemitic’ Aalst Carnival from UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list.