Flemish Interest poster upsets Luna's parents

17th May 2006, Comments 0 comments

17 May 2006, BRUSSELS — The parents of the two-year-old girl who was murdered in the Antwerp shootings last week have demanded that the extreme-right Flemish Interest remove a blonde-haired girl from its election posters.

17 May 2006

BRUSSELS — The parents of the two-year-old girl who was murdered in the Antwerp shootings last week have demanded that the extreme-right Flemish Interest remove a blonde-haired girl from its election posters.

Parents demand Flemish Interest to stop using this poster

The image is being used by the anti-immigration and Flemish independence party as part of its campaign for the October local elections.

Pictured alongside the girl on the poster are the words Safe Flemish Livability, above the words Flemish Interest.

The parents' demand for the girl's image to be removed was made public by criminal lawyer Jef Vermassen in his office in Lede on Wednesday afternoon.

The parents of the murdered Luna have three wishes: to remain as anonymous as possible and not be forced to appear in debate programmes and secondly, the hope that as many people as possible will support the proposed tighter weapons law to prevent similar tragedies.

Thirdly, the parents have asked that the Flemish Interest change their poster image because the young girl depicted reminds them too much of their deceased daughter and because the culprit "originates" from the Flemish Interest environment.

The family said they had wanted to officially comment on the issue only after the funeral of their daughter on Wednesday morning to ensure that it passed off as smoothly as possible.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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