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Violent anti-gay marriage protests in France after gay marriage legalized

#1Darkblade41Posted 4/24/2013 10:04:58 AM
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/04/24/178765718/violent-protests-in-paris-after-same-sex-marriage-law-passes

Clashes broke out between protesters and riot police near France's lower house of parliament late on Tuesday just hours after the country legalized gay marriage, with opponents of the law hurling projectiles at police, who responded with tear gas," .

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France 24 adds:

"Legions of officers stayed late into the night, and a protest against the measure turned violent near the Invalides complex of museums and monuments. Protesters threw glass bottles, cans and metal bars at police, who responded with tear gas."


Damn, I don't think there have been protests of this magnitude in any of the countries or U.S. states that have legalized gay marriage so far.

Also, I had no idea that South Africa had legalized gay marriage way back in 2006.
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#2Jayjs20Posted 4/24/2013 10:19:25 AM
They'll get over it.
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#3DJStrongPosted 4/24/2013 10:23:06 AM
I can only imagine horizontal-stripe clad mustachios charging the Eiffel Tower with baguettes.
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#4cnekansPosted 4/24/2013 10:24:45 AM
They like to protest.
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#5Sir WillPosted 4/24/2013 10:25:30 AM
I'm just glad they didn't give in to these idiotic masses and passed it anyway.
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#6UnfairRepresentPosted 4/24/2013 10:31:13 AM
So to protect culture and society they attack museums?

Lol
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#7superXYPosted 4/24/2013 10:33:31 AM
Methinks they doth

*puts on sunglasses*

protest too much

YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!
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#8RufusNKenRSTierPosted 4/24/2013 12:02:20 PM
UnfairRepresent posted...
So to protect culture and society they attack museums?

Lol


If this had happened in a middle eastern country, he-who-shall-not-be-named would call this the work of mysterious agent provocateurs.
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#9chaos knightPosted 4/24/2013 12:06:09 PM
Jayjs20 posted...
They'll get over it.

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#10PhoenixWroggiPosted 4/24/2013 12:06:32 PM
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