Row in Sydney after rainbow crossing torn up
11 April 2013 Last updated at 14:29 BST
A row has erupted in the Australian city of Sydney after authorities tore up a road crossing that had been painted in rainbow stripes for the annual gay parade.
The crossing had become a tourist attraction, but the conservative government in New South Wales said it was a safety hazard.
Road workers moved in late at night and replaced the vibrant stripes with grey tarmac.
Tom Donkin reports.