Thousands of Germans attended the Rose Monday (Rosenmontag) parade this week in Cologne and Dusseldorf and enjoyed the floating balloons of famous various political figures from around the world.
The carnival that is famous for using comedy to shine a light on the political issues and figures who dominated the year, has seen floating balloons representing US Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Russia’s Vladimir Putin.
What is interesting about this year’s version of the carnival was the way Trump and MBS were represented.
One balloon of Trump showed him as the angel protecting the Saudi de-facto power with the inscription reads, “The Murderer and his Dirty Angel.” MBS appears holding a chainsaw in reference to killing the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018. The event that had reshaped the political landscape.
Twitter users jumped on the story and several videos were shared from the carnival.
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