News agencies from France are reporting that yesterday’s NOM approved anti-gay hate march in Paris turned violent when protesters attempted to march down the off-limits Champs Elysees, prompting riot police to respond with force and with tear gas.
Christine Boutin, leader of the French Christian Democratic Party, and one of National Organization for Marriage’s speakers at their forthcoming anti-gay hate march in Washington, DC was seen lying on the ground in the Champs-Elysees, after being tear-gassed by police during the demonstration, after clashing with the police herself.
100 to 200 frustrated protestors had reportedly attempted to breach a police barricade blocking them from entering the Champs Elysees. In response, riot police forcibly pushed them back from the fences, as well as spraying them with tear gas. Jean-François Copé, leader of the centre-right opposition UMP party, who was present at the protest, called for President Hollande to be “held to account”, and expressed his “indignation” that tear gas had been deployed “against families present with their children.”
John Aravosis, from AmericaBlog is also reporting that anti-gay protestors also attempted to use their children as “human shields” against police.
“On met les enfants devant, on met les enfants devant.” TRANSLATION: “Put the kids in front, put the kids in front,” a father yells to other protesters, as he approached the police line with his three-year old child perilously perched on his shoulders right after the police used tear gas and batons, telling the protesters to back up.
So much for the anti-gay “it’s all for the best interest of children” lie.
Les talibans francais.