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Lille: Miss Burka Parade Float Cancelled
by Cheradenine Zakalwe
A giant dubbed "Miss Burka" created by three artists from Lille was due to make its initial appearance on the 1st April in Roubaix, in the "Parade of 32nd March", a madcap carnival that emerged from the imagination of the former boss of the Les Lisières bookshop, Didier Lejeune.
Didier Lejeune doesn't see what the problem is:
"I already dressed up as a fundamentalist priest in 2009, and no one said anything, he replies, shrugging his shoulders when questioned about the possible outraged reactions if a giant like this was seen covered in a full veil.
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