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Sun May 26, 2013, 02:04 PM

Gay marriage opponents stage mass protest in Paris

Source: The Guardian

Tens of thousands of people registered a final, furious protest against same-sex marriage on Sunday, days before the first wedding ceremony under a new law.

At least 150,000 protesters converged on Paris, marshalled by more than 4,500 police who were deployed after the government warned of a risk of violence and disruption.

Riot police evicted about a dozen far-right activists who used ladders to climb on to the roof of the Socialist party headquarters and unfurled a banner saying "Hollande resign".

The night before the demonstration, 50 people were arrested after chaining themselves to metal barriers they had placed in the middle of the Champs Elysées and firing smoke canisters. A van carrying masks, banners and smoke bombs was seized by police.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/26/gay-marriage-protest-paris1



"A van carrying masks, banners and smoke bombs was seized by police."

But but but...I thought only LIBERAL protests like OCCUPY WALL STREET carried such devices, not those moral conservative Christian evangelicals!

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Reply Gay marriage opponents stage mass protest in Paris (Original post)
alp227 May 2013 OP
marmar May 2013 #1
Faygo Kid May 2013 #2
whathehell May 2013 #3
marmar May 2013 #5
whathehell May 2013 #7
Posteritatis May 2013 #9
whathehell May 2013 #19
SoapBox May 2013 #4
pnwmom May 2013 #6
whathehell May 2013 #8
closeupready May 2013 #11
pnwmom May 2013 #15
Name removed May 2013 #16
whathehell May 2013 #20
TlalocW May 2013 #21
whathehell May 2013 #22
Quantess May 2013 #10
closeupready May 2013 #12
Quantess May 2013 #13
closeupready May 2013 #14
Violet_Crumble May 2013 #18
closeupready May 2013 #23
Franker65 May 2013 #17

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:18 PM

1. It's the law now. Sit down, shut up and deal with it, freaks.


Liberté, égalité, fraternité !


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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:24 PM

2. I fart in your general direction.

What more needs be said to them?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:45 PM

3. Mon Dieu....No "gay Paree"?

but I thought all the "moral conservative Christian evangelicals" lived in 'Murca"

So much for all those "advanced" Liberal Euros, I guess.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #3)

Sun May 26, 2013, 03:04 PM

5. No, they just have political power in America.

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Response to marmar (Reply #5)

Sun May 26, 2013, 07:27 PM

7. Interesting.

I would have imagined a far more liberal attitutude in France.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #7)

Sun May 26, 2013, 07:36 PM

9. The protest is in response to said attitude winning. (nt)

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Response to Posteritatis (Reply #9)

Mon May 27, 2013, 08:16 AM

19. I know that.

That level of protest is still surprising.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 03:00 PM

4. Haters on Parade!

...sigh...

The Hate...The Rage...give it a chance and probably some VIOLENCE.

All over humans that just want to live together forever.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 04:00 PM

6. I guess the French aren't as sophisticated, educated, and cultured as they think.



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Response to pnwmom (Reply #6)

Sun May 26, 2013, 07:35 PM

8. No, or as they've managed to convince others, it seems, like the many

europhiles here on DU. .

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #6)

Sun May 26, 2013, 09:56 PM

11. Maybe not, but they are definitely more so than Americans, who

 

think a cheeseburger can ever be sophisticated, and that The Hangover is not vulgar, but merely a 'different' kind of culture.

Furthermore, college education in France is free/financed fully by taxpayer revenue.

But hey, let this outlying development set the rule for you.

And furthermore, I could call you out on your point because I remember some of your uglier contributions in years past when YOU weren't so sophisticated, educated, and cultured, but it would be against the rules.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #11)

Mon May 27, 2013, 12:40 AM

15. "outlying development"?

Yeah, you're not going to get personal. Right.

Back when the Shrub was first elected, I thought the most effective way to proceed was to concentrate on civil unions at first. So did my father. If you want to think that that's ugly, I guess that's your right. But in my opinion, that strategy worked and paved the way for the move to marriage equality now.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #11)

Mon May 27, 2013, 08:48 AM

20. Oh my...It seems the French have embarrassed you and raised all your angry little defenses, .

The fact is, I'll take a cheeseburger eating American over a raging French homophobe any day.

One Hundred and fifty THOUSAND?...My God, you didn't see anything near that level of protest in

fucking IOWA when they legalized gay marriage, which was years before France did, by the way,

although it was eventually overturned.

Sorry, honey, you can pull out all the tired old "vulgar American" cliches you want -- they're no

more representative of Americans, generally, than the 150,000 who stormed Paris over Gay marriage.

As for my supposed "uglier contributions in years past", please DO list them, as I have no

idea of what you are talking about and neither, I'd bet, do you.


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Response to closeupready (Reply #11)

Mon May 27, 2013, 01:14 PM

21. Yes, but let's not forget also

That they have successfully convinced visitors to their country to eat snails while they eat beef/chicken nuggets shaped like snails.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #21)

Mon May 27, 2013, 08:40 PM

22. LOL!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:22 PM

10. How do you know who those protesters are?

How do you know they aren't muslims?

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Response to Quantess (Reply #10)

Sun May 26, 2013, 10:01 PM

12. "How do you know they aren't muslims?" LOL

 

Yeah, like they have time for that. You were joking, right?

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Response to closeupready (Reply #12)

Sun May 26, 2013, 10:47 PM

13. Not joking at all.

There are hundreds of thousands of muslims in Paris, if not more.
Anti-gay-rights and antisemitism are cornerstones of fundamental Islam.

Edit to add: please note I wrote Fundamental Islam.

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Response to Quantess (Reply #13)

Sun May 26, 2013, 11:41 PM

14. There are millions of Catholics in Paris; likely, they're Catholic -

 

the protestors. What silliness - "how do we know they aren't muslims?" LOL How do we know they aren't skinheads? How do we know they aren't Bolsheviks?

Yes, in the capital of one of the most Catholic countries on earth where a prime minister in the 90's referred to France as something like the 'Vatican's sister state', demonstrators are muslims.

You just crack me up.

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Response to Quantess (Reply #10)

Mon May 27, 2013, 05:20 AM

18. Because in the article it refers to Catholic and RW groups...

From the article: 'Protesters from the anti-same-sex marriage movement converged in their thousands at the Invalides in Paris, while a more hardline demonstration led by Catholic traditionalists gathered near the Opera. Nationalist youth groups attended the latter demonstration, with one calling for a "national revolution".'



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Response to Violet_Crumble (Reply #18)

Mon May 27, 2013, 11:13 PM

23. *crickets, do I hear crickets, and why do I hear crickets?*

 

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 05:06 AM

17. Stone Age people need to accept the law

And they need to get with the times. And if the Muslim population have a problem with it, they have to realise they live in France, and accept how the system works.

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