Carrying a torch for fair sportswear
Tuesday June 22nd a colourful procession marched through
the streets of Amsterdam as part of the international "Play
Fair at the Olympics" campaign. Dutch trade Union FNV,
Oxfam affiliate Novib and Clean Clothes Campaign organised
an alternative Olympic torch relay through Amsterdam, one
day before the arrival of the actual torch.
Five bodypainted fire artists led the procession from the
"Westermarkt" to the "Nieuwmarkt". The
square of the Nieuwmarkt was taken over by an inflammatory
-yet colourful- demonstration with stand up comedy and a
fire-eater who ignited the slogan "EIS EERLIJKE SPORTKLEDING"
("demand fair sportswear").