In order not to aggravate people of other religions, there was no Christmas tree in Brussels

Summary

Last year there was no Christmas tree in the centre of Brussels – a trait of a Christian holiday- in order not to disturb people of other religious confessions than Christian.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation, we have seen it before regarding for example Sweden euvsdisinfo.eu/report/christmas-lights-are-banned-in-sweden-because-of-tolerance-towards/, . In neither cases are the statements true, there was in fact a Christmas tree in Brussels also in the year of 2016 visit.brussels/en/sites/winterwonders/m_article/video-2016, . A similar Christmas market is planned for this year www.brussels.be/winter-wonders-and-christmas-market-2017, .

publication/media

TV interview
  • Reported in: Issue 80
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/09/2017
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Georgia, Belgium
  • Keywords: Brussels, Christmas, Christianity
  • Outlet: Director of the media holding "Akhali Saqartvelo" (New Georgia), in an interview with ‘Kviris Palitra’
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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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