Young Fathers Removed From German Festival Due to Support for Israel Boycott

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Scottish experimental rap group Young Fathers have been removed from Germany’s Ruhrtriennale festival due to their support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement—a campaign aimed against Israel’s occupation of Palestine. According to a statement on the Ruhrtriennale website, festival organizers asked Young Fathers to “distance” themselves from the BDS movement, and the band chose not to do so. Ruhrtriennale Artistic Director Stefanie Carp states:

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