On Friday, dozens of activists occupied the reception of the UEFA European soccer association in Nyon, Switzerland, to protest Israel’s hosting of a championship.

About 40 protesters carrying banners and placards, some critical of UEFA President Michel Platini, chanted slogans at the offices, according to the Associated Press.

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The protesters had come to demonstrate against plans to hold the European Under-21 Championship in Israel in June.

Last year, Platini resisted calls from Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestinian football association, to strip Israel of hosting rights.

The eight-team tournament is scheduled to be played June 5-18 in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Netanya and Petah Tikva.

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