Anti-gay marriage protesters return to French streets

Opponents of gay marriage rally at the Trocadero in Paris, opposite the Eiffel Tower, on October 16, 2016Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Paris on Sunday to demonstrate against gay marriage, calling for candidates in France’s presidential election to support “traditional family values”. The march was briefly interrupted by six topless feminist protesters from the Femen group who were quickly surrounded by demonstrators before police intervened. Protesters held signs with slogans such “United for the family” as they made their way towards the Eiffel Tower, many of them waving French tricolore flags or banners in the movement’s trademark pink and blue.

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