Pride flag ‘banned’ from Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in Egypt
Police allegedly searched concertgoers for rainbow Pride flags before allowing them to enter Red Hot Chili Peppers concert outside the Pyramids of Giza, Cairo.
Journalist Samer Al-Atrush tweeted, “Entering Red Hot Chili Peppers concert at Cairo Pyramids. Police officer asks: ‘you have no flags?’ Asked what type of flags responds: ‘flag for the gays. Not allowed.’”
Entering Red Hot Chili Peppers concert at Cairo Pyramids. Police officer asks: “you have no flags?” Asked what type of flags responds: “flag for the gays. Not allowed.”
— Samer Al-Atrush (@SameralAtrush) March 15, 2019
The police officers also confiscated a child’s crayons, according to Twitter user Ahmed Mohieldin, to stop them “drawing the rainbow flag.”
They actually took my friends’ daughter crayons that were in the car so in case we think of drawing the rainbow flag !!
— Ahmed Mohieldin (@Mohy28) March 16, 2019
The police offer elaborated by saying that he was looking for the flag with “three colours,” according to Al-Atrush. This prompted user Niamh McBurney to reply, “like the Belgian flag?”
Lolwut? Like the Belgian flag?
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