The Annual Irvine Global Village Festival was held on Saturday, 02 October 2010.
The Kurdish American Education Society (KAES) is a regular participant in this annual festival in Southern California. At its booth were various items including books, instruments, cultural artefacts, and a map of Kurdistan.
A few Middle Eastern attendees at the fair requested that the map of Kurdistan be removed from the display at the KAES booth and called in those responsible at the festival to help. At first the map (written in Persian) was put away. But then with the intervention of another attendee the map was placed back at the booth, this time outside the booth instead of inside the booth.
If anyone from KAES who was at the festival is reading this, please let us know what happened!
(original story from KurdMedia)
(update: thank you Serxwebun for the eye-witness account. I have removed the word ‘authorities’ here, which was from the original KurdMedia article)