Demonstrators target sport on Christopher Street day

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Police say that 13,000 people march through Zurich old town on Saturday wearing sports kit and carrying pink footballs.

2 June 2008

ZURICH - Around 13,000 people marched through Zurich old town Saturday for the Christopher Street Day march, according to police.

Many of them wore sports kit and carried pink footballs in a nod to Euro 2008 which kicks off on Saturday.

Zurich is one of the eight host cities and the demonstrators used the occasion to call for greater tolerance of homosexuals in sport.

The march is held every year to mark clashes between homosexuals and police in Christopher Street in New York in 1969.

[dpa / Expatica]

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