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Outrage over Eurovision ban of Welsh flag

Peter Black has expressed his outrage over Eurovision’s decision to ban the waving of the Welsh flag at this year’s Eurovision contest.

Organisers of the singing competition, that takes place in Sweden later this month, say that only flags of contest members and UN states can be flown.

However, Peter Black has welcomed the decision that the rainbow LGBT flag is allowed at the event (although fans have been warned not to wave them in a “political” manner).

Peter Black, Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly candidate for South Wales West, said:

“It is disappointing that the Welsh flag has been banned from Eurovision. Lumping it in with flags of terrorists like Islamic State is outrageous.

“Half of the UK’s entry this year, Joe Woolford, is from Ruthin and fans should be able to celebrate this with a Welsh flag.

“I welcome the fact the LGBT rainbow flag can be waved, however I have no idea whatsoever what they mean by warning people not to wave it in a ‘political’ manner”.

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