Tigers fans: We are not criminals
HULL City fans shouted loud and proud during a protest ahead of the team's game against Nottingham Forest.
Tigers supporters marched behind a banner that read "we are not criminals we are free fans".
The protest was against plans by West Yorkshire Police to implement restrictions for supporters wanting to travel to the away match at Huddersfield on Saturday, March 30.
Campaigners said they were "very impressed" by the turn-out as they met at West Park gates in the afternoon and walked to the KC.
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Chris Smith, media and marketing officer for the Hull City Official Supporters' Club, said it had been an incredible "coming together" of fans.
He said: "There is a protest planned in Huddersfield and we hope their club allow the banner into the stadium.
"It was paraded along the east side in the KC before being turned around to the west side for people to see.
"We wanted to show the police that we are not criminals and we just want to go and support our team.
"Although many of the fans will be boycotting it out of principal I will be going along to the coach pick-up point.
"I still think it's important to get behind my team despite what the police are doing."
More than 150 campaigners also received cheers from Nottingham Forest fans.
Sanctions by the West Yorkshire force mean fans will have to travel to the Yorkshire derby either on official coaches from Hull, or park up at Hartshead Moor Services on the M62, collect their tickets and be driven to the stadium on official coaches.
Hull City fans have also only been given 1,700 tickets, when the away stand capacity is 4,000.
Louis Cooper, 15, has launched a legal fight against the sanctions, which West Yorkshire Police says are in the interests of public safety.
His father Chris, 47, went along to the protest.
He said: "This march wasn't just for our fans but for all football supporters across the country.
"It's been a case of like it or lump it and we've become caught in the crossfire with West Yorkshire Police.
"There is still not enough communication and a compromise has not been made.
"At the protest there were two police horses at the gates, which seemed ridiculous.
"There was never going to be any trouble on the day.
"Louis has had a lot of support from the club and it was great the banner was let into the ground.
"There were a good number of fans who joined in the march and the protest went really well."