Street Parade short on love and money.

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Despite anthems of respect and love, one person died of stab wounds and 400 others sought medical attention during Zurich's 16th Street Parade in August.

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An annual event attracting around 800,000 revellers is a highlight of Zurich's summer calendar, but organisers know that for the party to go on, benefactors must step forward. This year's budget was down from SFr 1.2 million to only SFr 1 million, 75 per cent of which went to security, emergency services and clean-up.

Organisers were forced to downscale operations when tobacco giant Philipp Morris withdrew sponsorship due to restrictive marketing at kiosks--which cannot be branded--according to Martin Schorno, head of...

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