Mashrou’ Leila continues to experiment with creative ways of connecting with their fans. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Azakir)
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Lebanese indie rock band Mashrou' Leila faced a ban from Egypt after a rainbow flag was raised during their concert Friday, an Egyptian daily reported.Band frontman Hamed Sinnois is openly gay and has advocated for LGBTQI rights in the Middle East.Reuters reported that Egyptian police arrested seven people in relation to the rare demonstration to call for greater rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the country.Jordan's tourism minister, Lina Annab, said the ban resulted from the band's music, saying the musicians' work went against local "traditions and beliefs".
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