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Scotland hosts 1st Ginger Pride march


The first ever Ginger Pride march took place in Scotland, as hundreds of redheads protested against discrimination.

The parade which was led by Canadian comic Shawn Hitchins, wound through Edinburgh city centre to demonstrate against "gingerism", described as prejudice or discrimination against people with red hair, the Mirror reported.

Hitchins said the march created an "amazing" atmosphere as it made its way from the Balmoral Hotel on Princes Street across North Bridge to the city's Royal Mile and that everyone was cheering and letting people know that it "gets redder".

He thanked fellow redheads for joining him and said that he believes that a message was sent to the world telling how proud they were to be "ginger" and it was a special moment for gingers everywhere.

Marchers held aloft signs carrying messages such as "For the love of ginger", "All hail! The red, orange and pale" as well as "Ginger and proud".

Hitchins will also be performing a show inspired by his hair colour called Ginger Nation at this year's Edinburgh PBH's Free Fringe.

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First Published: Sun, August 11 2013. 17:08 IST