Auschwitz bans flags for Euro 2012
25 May 2012, 16:41
Visitors to the museum at the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz
in southern Poland will be banned from bringing in football accessories
for the duration of the Euro 2012 tournament, officials said.
Anyone touring the grounds in Oswiecim when Poland and Ukraine co-host
the 16-nation football showcase between June 8 to July 1 will not be
allowed to carry fan gear like flags, scarves, "vuvuzela" trumpets and
The flag ban includes the Israeli national flag, often carried by visitors to honour Holocaust victims and survivors.
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