Barjot (real name: Virginie Tellene) is an odd spokesperson for France’s anti-equality movement, which is populated mostly by right-wingers and Christian groups: She made her name in the 1980s with public stunts that poked fun at Gallic institutions. (In 1984, she staged a demonstration blaming a particularly frigid winter on President Mitterrand.)
But Barjot, a born-again Catholic, hopes to bring together some 200,000 people for a nationwide protest on Sunday against the Socialist government’s “marriage for all” law.
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