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'Ginger Pride' marchers paint the town red

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Growing up with a mop of ginger hair, I was intrigued to see that Edinburgh last week hosted an inaugural "Ginger Pride" parade, a protest against ''gingerism'', the perceived prejudice or discrimination against people with natural red, or more likely, ginger hair. 

The couple of hundred ''protesters'' _ most of whom seemed to be sporting big ginger grins _ carried posters bearing stirring messages like ''Ginger and Proud'' and ''All Hail! To the Red, Orange and Pale!'' There was even a scruffy-looking ginger dog clad in a ''Justice For Gingers'' jacket.

It was appropriate that the demonstration should be held in Scotland, which has the highest percentage of red-heads in the world, featuring 13% of the population, compared to a 4% average for Europe. To put it another way, there are 650,000 gingers on the loose across the Caledonian border.

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