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Abstract Christmas Tree protests in Brussels

Thousands of people have
signed a petition against an abstract light installation replacing the traditional Christmas tree in Brussels city centre.
More than 11,000 signatures have been gathered in the online
petition and a Facebook page attacking the new feature has been
launched.
Critics accuse officials of opting for the installation for fear of offending non-Christians, especially Muslims.


But the mayor's office said it was part of a theme this year of "light".

Traditionally, a 20m (65ft) pine
tree taken from the forests of the Ardennes has adorned the city's
central square, the Grand Place.
This year, it has been replaced with a 25m (82ft)
construction, though smaller real Christmas trees still decorate the
square, a spokesman at the mayor's office said.Text source:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20302574

It's tree worship from before *any* Middle Eastern religion invaded, get over it:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_tree#Possible_predecessors

Christmas cheer to all LLers living anywhere where the cold and short days bite at this time of year. Eat, drink, be merry and share it with your neighbours.


Added: Dec-1-2012 Occurred On: Dec-1-2012
By: Sean4u
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Tags: Christmas, tree, brussels, outrage, muslims, christians, shopping
Location: City of Brussels, Belgium (load item map)
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