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Italian Town Unveils 'Migrants in Plastic Sea' Nativity Scene (VIDEO)

© Photo : YouTube/RuptlyNativity scene with migrants trapped in plastic sea sparks controversy
Nativity scene with migrants trapped in plastic sea sparks controversy - Sputnik International
The nativity scene features baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph dressed as refugees and swimming amid the sea of empty plastic bottles, with Jesus being kept afloat by a lifebuoy.

The town of Acquaviva delle Fonti, located in southern Italy, has unveiled a rather unusual nativity scene ahead of the upcoming Christmas.

The scene apparently depicts baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugees swimming in a sea of empty plastic bottles, with Jesus being kept “afloat” by a lifebuoy.

A number of locals apparently appreciated the scene, claiming that "an installation like this one can provide an idea of union, of humanity and of a different family".

Some social media users however criticized the display, apparently taking a dim view on this interpretation of the Nativity Story.

​Last week, the St. Susanna Parish in Dedham, Massachusetts also put a rather unorthodox nativity scene on display, featuring baby Jesus locked up in a cage.

According to The Independent, the scene apparently served as an act of protest against the zero tolerance immigration policy championed by US President Donald Trump.

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