Tonight’s European Championship Hungary-Germany, rainbow flags can be seen in many places in Munich. Flags were flying on the trams of the City Hall and the Municipal Transportation Company.
Hungary and Germany will play at the Allianz Arena in Munich at 9pm.The city council hopes to illuminate the stadium with rainbow colors in protest Hungary’s new anti-gay legislation, But UEFA disagreed with the request “in view of its political background”.
The rainbow flag is the symbol of LGBTI and can be seen in many other places in the city. In addition to the City Hall, the lobby of the Central Station and numerous shops and dining venues are also decorated in rainbow colors.
Tonight, the 291-meter-high Olympia Tower and the large wind turbines near the Allianz Arena will be lit.
On the Internet, many organizations and companies also expressed their solidarity with the LGBTI movement. Major Munich companies such as Siemens and BMW, as well as the police, fire brigade, and city government have adjusted their social media profiles.
Rainbow flags can also be seen in other cities in Germany. Tonight, many stadiums of Bundesliga clubs will be lit. This flag can also be seen on the square in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.
The Netherlands is also following up on this sport, including in Amsterdam. There, the symbol of the lhbti movement can be seen in the city hall, A’DAM Toren and Ziggo Dome.
In Groningen, the City Hall is brightly lit; in Arnhem City Hall and John Frost Bridge.