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

Summary of Disinformation

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.

TV interview

Recurring disinformation, we have seen it before regarding for example Sweden https://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 https://visit.brussels/en/sites/winterwonders/m_article/video-2016. A similar Christmas market is planned for this year https://www.brussels.be/winter-wonders-and-christmas-market-2017.

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Reported in: Issue 80
Date: 12.09.2017
Language: Georgian
Country of Origin: Georgia, Belgium
Reported by: Myth Detector
Keywords: Brussels, Christmas, Christianity
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Director of the media holding "Akhali Saqartvelo" (New Georgia), in an interview with ‘Kviris Palitra’
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