Monday, May 2 2016 17:50 EEST
Eurovision organizers banned flags of Crimean Tatars and so-called “DPR”
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The Eurovision Song Contest is to be held on May 10 in the Swedish capital Stockholm. The contest’s organizers have decided to forbid bringing a number of flags, including flags of the Donbass separatists and the Crimean Tatars.

This is stated in a special message issued by the organizers.

They have banned to bring the following flags:

- Local, regional and provincial flags;

- Flags / banners containing commercial messages;

- Flags / banners containing statements that organizers can consider of political or religious nature, in particular flags of disputed territories;

- Flags / banners containing discriminatory or offensive statements;

- Flags / banners containing non-English messages;

- Selfie sticks or other objects that obstruct the view.

Furthermore, the organizers gave example of ten forbidden flags, including flags of the Crimean Tatars, the DPR. Kosovo, Palestine, Nagorno-Karabakh, Daesh, Transnistria and some others.

The list doesn’t include the LPR’s flag. However, the organizers stressed that it wasn’t ultimate.

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