(FRANCE24) — Tens of thousands of people gathered in the French capital on Sunday to voice their opposition to President François Hollande’s controversial “marriage for all” bill, which seeks to extend equal rights to same-sex couples.
Tens of thousands of people opposed to President François Hollande’s plan to legalise gay marriage took to the streets of Paris on Sunday in a bid to organise one of the French capital’s biggest protest rallies in years.
Demonstrators from all over France hired coaches and high-speed trains to join a hybrid coalition of Catholic groups, backers of traditional family rights, and political conservatives – including the far-right National Front. Muslim groups and even homosexuals opposed to same-sex marriage were also taking part in Sunday’s march.
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