Ahmed Aboutaleb, mayor of Rotterdam, will not come to ESNS in Groningen for an intended debate with Dutch rappers. Last week, ESNS invited the mayor to a debate. The mayor announced in his new year's speech that he would want to have a conversation with rappers about glorifying gun violence as a part of the rap scene. Aboutaleb had accepted ESNS' invitation.
Because of the short time span, it was impossible to organise a discussion that would do justice to the issues at hand, and to guarantee the same quality ESNS provides in other panel discussions. ESNS thus decided to cancel tomorrow's debate with the mayor.
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