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Protecting Cornwall From Ethnic Oppression and 'Disneyfication'

Travelers Today       By    Glory Moralidad

Updated: Mar 20, 2017 04:38 AM EDT

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Cornwall should be protected from ethnic oppression and ''Disneyfication'' of its culture and heritage according to the Council of Europe. The protection of national minorities has always been seen neglected by the UK government which only recognized Cornwall and its inhabitants as "minorities" by the start of 2014.

The council wanted to revive the Cornish language by reinstating it and providing more funding for the promotion of the usage of the tongue. Only about 500 people left are believed to be fluent in Cornish. The Council of Europe also invites more media personalities to broadcast in Cornish.

Criticism was also set against the government for the lack of funding for cultural events and festivals like the St Piran's Day on March 5, the national day of Cornwall, according to The Telegraph. Meanwhile, the Cornwall Association of Local Historians has battled out the fact that the Tintagel Castle in Cornwall has been "Disneyfied" over the years when the English Heritage has turned it into almost a theme park.

Known as the legendary birthplace of King Arthur, the castle and its surroundings have been planned to boost tourism by carving Arthurian characters in stone monuments and statues. Last year, the group protested over the carving of a face at the entrance of Merlin's Cave, where the wizard took the king when he was a baby.

English Heritage also planned on erecting an eight feet statue of a knight and install what was believed to be a diorama of the knights on the round table by Tintagel Castle. The association was horrified to know that one of Cornwall's most historic sites will be turned into an amusement park for tourists.

Both the Council of Europe and the Cornwall Association of Local Historians has grieved over the neglect of the care for Cornwall. A 50-page study was even made to record the plights of the said county.

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