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Anti-Gay Marriage Protest in Paris Turns Violent

Paris police used teargas and batons to fight crowds who pushed their way onto the landmark Champs-Elysees avenue and toward the presidential palace as part of a huge protest against a draft law allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt children.

Hundreds of thousands of people - conservative activists, schoolchildren with their parents, retirees, priests - converged on the capital on Sunday in a last-ditch bid to stop the bill, with many brought in from the French provinces by bus.

Source: ioL News. Read full article. (link)

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  • buybuydandavis||

    IN a march estimated at 300k, 100 "youths" turn violent. These 100 were the apparent "crowds who pushed their way onto the landmark Champs-Elysees". Can 100 people be "crowds"?

    Seems like rather biased reporting of an otherwise peaceful protest. Compare to the original.

    "The first few hours of the protest were peaceful. But as it was meant to be winding down, about 100 youths tried to push past police barricades onto the Champs-Elysees"

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