Rainbow flags may be taken to protect fans at World Cup, Qatari official says
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Rainbow flags may be taken to protect fans at World Cup, Qatari official says

The Associated Press reports that a top Qatari official in charge of World Cup security has said that rainbow flags may be confiscated from fans.

He claims it's to safeguard them from being harmed for advocating for LGBT rights.

Despite the fact that same-sex relationships are still illegal in Qatar, Major General Abdulaziz Abdullah Al Ansari emphasized that LGBTQ couples will be welcomed and accepted in the country during the FIFA World Cup, which runs from November 21 to December 18.

Al Ansari, on the other hand, is opposed to the open promotion of LGBTQ rights, as symbolized by the rainbow flag, which FIFA and World Cup organizers had previously stated would be welcome across Qatar's eight stadiums.

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