All politically motivated protests or floats have been banned from participating in Beef Week parades in the northern New South Wales town of Casino after an "avalanche" of complaints from festival-goers.
The festival organising committee voted unanimously to ban any more politically motivated floats after groups protesting against cuts to local hospital and health-care services and coal seam gas drilling marched in this year's parade.
Beef Week president Stuart George said the Beef Week office had fielded an avalanche of complaints from festival-goers upset that politics had infiltrated the family-oriented festival.
"We received phone calls, we had letters, we got emails and there were comments posted on Facebook," Mr George said.
"People were all saying the same thing. They didn't want protests in the parade; they wanted it kept as it had been previously, a celebration of community."
Read the full story in the Northern Star.
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