Rainbow flag waving in Munich, protest for the competition

For the Hungary-Germany EK match played since 9 p.m., rainbow flags were featured in many places in Munich. At the Allianz Arena, flags were handed out to fans; rainbow flags were waved in the city hall.

They were also featured on the trams of the municipal transport company:

Before the start of the game, someone with a rainbow flag ran onto the field in the direction of the Hungarian squad set up for the national anthem. The man was overpowered and taken by stewards.

Hungary and Germany play against each other at the Allianz Arena in Munich. The city council wanted to illuminate the stadium in rainbow colors, in protest against new anti-gay legislation in Hungary, but UEFA did not participate in that request โ€œgiven its political contextโ€.

The rainbow flag, a lhbti symbol, can be seen in many other places around the city. In addition to the City Hall, the rainbow colours also look at the main train station hall, as well as numerous shops and restaurants.

Tonight, the 291-metre high Olympiators and a large wind turbine near the Allianz Arena will be illuminated.

Also online, many agencies and companies are in solidarity with the lhbti movement. Major Munich companies such as Siemens and BMW have adapted their social media profiles, as did the police, fire brigade and municipality.

Rainbow flags can also be seen in other German cities. Tonight, many Bundesliga club stadiums are lit up. The square in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin also shows the flag.

The action will also be followed in the Netherlands, including in Amsterdam. There, the symbol of the lhbti movement can be seen at City Hall, on the ADAM Tower and the Ziggo Dome.

In Groningen, the city hall is illuminated; in Arnhem the City Hall and John Frost Bridge.