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Benetton unveils 'Unhate' dove of peace in Libya

As a follow-on from its provocative Unhate ad campaign last month, which saw world leaders locking lips, Benetton has gifted a dove of peace sculpture to Libya, marking the country’s independence.

The 4m long sculpture, by Cuban artist Erik Ravelo, shown in Tripoli, is made from bullet shells and is one of the first monuments to peace arising from the Arab Spring.

A Benetton spokeswoman said, “It’s what Benetton’s foundation is all about - promoting peace and tolerance all around the world.”

Benetton’s Unhate campaign, led by the Unhate Foundation, was created by its design and communications research centre, Fabrica.

The Foundation, which is looking to position itself as a thinktank, is planning further events, with a global ‘Unhate Day’, to take place in 50 cities across Europe, Asia and South America.

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