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Hatari could be in trouble after waving Palestinian flags during Eurovision

20 May 2019, 14:38 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Eurovision organisers are talking about Iceland's Hatari - as expected - and the consequences they might face after waving Palestinian flags on screen during the event.

The anti-capitalist, pro-Palestine group also shared a clip to their Instagram that showed the security at the event confiscating their flags.

According to Metro, organisers are discussing the consequences for the Icelandic group, "The Eurovision Song Contest is a non-political event and this directly contradicts the contest rule. The banners were quickly removed and the consequences of this action will be discussed by the reference group [the contest’s executive board] after the contest."

When Hatari entered the competition to represent Iceland in Tel Aviv, the group revealed that they would use their platform to support Palestinian liberation.

Hatari will return to Iceland Airwaves again this November. Find out more.
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