Anti-gay marriage protests in France

November 23, 2012 § 4 Comments

It’s a country famous for the infamous Moulin Rouge and raunchy can-can shows, but it seems the French public are less open to the idea of gay marriage.

In the past week over 70,000 people took to the streets of Paris – with smaller demonstrations in Lyon, Toulouse and Marseille – protesting against the government’s plans to legalise same-sex marriage and to allow gay couples to adopt.

Protesters at the march in Paris, which was organised by the Catholic group Civitas, clashed with controversial Ukrainian group Femen, who support gay rights. Femen activities turned up topless, chanted “in gay we trust” and sprayed white powder from bottles. In response, anti-gay marriage protesters struck the activists, pushing them to the ground.

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