Mexicans Protest Smooching Arrest

Forget Chick-fil-A, after a man was busted for kissing his girlfriend in Leon, Mexico, outraged residents locked lips in protest


Couples of all ages locked lips outside a church in the conservative central Mexico city of Leon to protest the arrest of a man for kissing his female companion.

The "kiss-in"—held at noon on Sunday to coincide with mass—received applause from some parishioners at the Catholic church.

Mr Manuel Berumen, a 38-year-old university lecturer, was detained for 12 hours for engaging in the public display of affection while strolling Thursday in a nearby square with his partner and their four-year-old son.