UK: Lewes Bonfire Night parade stops 'racist' tradition of blacking up

Estimated 60,000 people took part in one of Britain's biggest bonfire night events in Lewes, East Sussex, after a threatened boycott was averted, following a local campaign to stop the tradition in which white people dress up as Zulu warriors and paint faces black. Members of the Lewes Borough Bonfire Society agreed to abandon the decades-old tradition, following a petition started by the... Еще society called 'Bonfire Against Racism', which had attracted more than 1,600 signatures. Another factor, which influenced their decision, was the threat made by the leader of a Zulu dance troupe booked to perform at the event to boycott it, if the organisers didn’t stop the practice of blacking up. In the end, the society decided not to use black paint on their faces and to remove some elements from the costumes such as skulls and dead monkeys, so the event took place.

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