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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
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:

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

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
Regional News
Tags: Christmas, tree, brussels, outrage, muslims, christians, shopping
Location: City of Brussels, Belgium (load item map)
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