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Chicago SlutWalk Bans ‘Zionist Symbols’ — Just Like Dyke March

Updated: 12:03 p.m., July 25, 2017: includes link to original story from the Algemeiner.

After the organizers of Chicago Dyke March caused a national scandal by banning flags with Jewish symbols, the city’s SlutWalk organization has followed suit, announcing that it would prohibit “Zionist symbols” at an upcoming rally.

“We still stand behind Dyke March Chicago’s decision to remove the Zionist contingent from their event, & we won’t allow Zionist displays at ours,” the chairs of SlutWalk wrote, in a story first reported by the Algemeiner. The demonstration will take place in early August.

Engaging with critics on Twitter, the SlutWalk defended the Dyke March’s interpretation of the Star of David as a Zionist symbol, opining, “its connections to the oppression enacted by Israel is too strong for it to be neutral & IN CONTEXT it was used as a Zionist symbol.”

“Slut walks” are organized to protest the shaming of women’s sexuality and to fight rape and sexual assault. They have occurred across the world, including in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Contact Daniel J. Solomon at solomon@forward.com or on Twitter @DanielJSolomon

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