German festival cancels Young Fathers for supporting Palestinian rights | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

German festival cancels Young Fathers for supporting Palestinian rights

Young Fathers is standing firm despite how a German festival canceled a scheduled show by the award-winning band because it refused to renounce support for Palestinian rights.

Palestinians are now calling for a boycott of the Ruhrtriennale festival.

“Regrettably, Young Fathers will not appear at Ruhrtriennale festival this year as the organizers have decided to cancel our show due to our views opposing the current Israeli government’s grave violations of the human rights of the Palestinian people and our support of the nonviolent and anti-racist human rights movement, boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS),” the Scotland-based band announced on Wednesday.

“We feel it is a wrong and deeply unfair decision by the festival to take this stance and to also ask us to distance ourselves from our human rights principles in order for the appearance to go ahead,” Young Fathers added.

The band reaffirmed that throughout its history it has opposed “all forms of hatred and racial discrimination.”

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