IN PICS: Basel carnival parade targets Trump

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The Local - [email protected] • 6 Mar, 2017 Updated Mon 6 Mar 2017 11:28 CEST
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US President Donald Trump was a top theme at Basel’s Morgestraich event on Monday morning, when lanterns depicting the controversial president and other topical themes were paraded through the streets.

Kicking off in darkness at 4am, Morgestraich is the traditional opening event of Basel’s Fasnacht carnival, attended by thousands of people every year. 
 
With all the city lights switched off, parade participants march through the streets holding lanterns depicting topical subjects. 
 
And this year, Trump was a popular choice. Though not as biting as German parade floats, Trump was shown in a number of unflattering portraits. 
 
 
 
 
 

#Trump #baslerfasnacht #2017 #morgestraich #früeh #fasnacht2017 #diescheenschtedreydääg #baselfirst

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Other political figures making an appearance on Fasnacht lanterns included Britain's former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, and Turkish president Erdogan. 
 
 
Brexit, Icelandic football and Pokemon Go were also popular topics. 
 

 

 

#fasnacht #basel #morgestraich #morningglory #colours #light

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Basel's Fasnacht, the biggest carnival in Switzerland, continues for the next three days, ending at 4am on Thursday morning.

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