Victorian parliament deems keffiyeh ‘political’ as it bans MPs from wearing it

Ban comes after Greens MPs wore the scarf that’s long been a symbol for the struggle for a Palestinian state

Victoria’s parliament has become one of few in the world to ban MPs from wearing the keffiyeh, the scarf that has been linked to the struggle for a Palestinian state for decades.

The president of the upper house, Shaun Leane, and the lower house speaker, Maree Edwards, both ruled on Wednesday that the scarf was political, meaning it could not be worn in either chamber.

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