The depiction of Coburg's patron saint in the city's coat of arms is now at the center of a heated controversy. Opponents of the German town's emblem call it a symbol of racism, but many residents are mystified.
Tensions are running high in a debate over the coat of arms in the northern Bavarian town of Coburg. Two women in faraway Berlin have launched a campaign, saying it is "a racist image" with "no place in today's world."
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