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Outraged fans oppose Choripán ban with demonstration at Obelisk

Outraged left-wingers and football fans demonstrated this week against a ban on their beloved ‘choripán’ sausage sandwiches, traditionally sold by illegal vendors.

Saturday 9 February, 2019
Free choripanes were handed in the organised demonstration.
Free choripanes were handed in the organised demonstration. Foto:AFP/ JUAN MABROMATA

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The choripán, made with chorizo sausage and bread, has been banned as a hygiene measure and as a move to cut funds to football hooligan groups who take a cut of the profits, authorities said, announcing they would replace the illegal wood fired grills with official food trucks.

But this week, left-wing group CTEP in response organised demonstrations against the banning of the traditional fare, with spokesman Gildo Onorato claiming that in a time of economic crisis the move was a distraction that would hurt ordinary citizens.

“It’s a smokescreen to make you think they are tackling the hooligans when it in facts hurts the little people,” he said.

The group handed out free choripánes at a ‘parrillazo’ demo on Thursday at the Plaza de la República, surrounding the Obelisk.

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