France: 70 Anti-Marriage Equality Protesters Arrested in Paris

Written by scott on April 16th, 2013

Paris, FranceAs the final marriage equality vote quickly approaches, a group of anti-gay activists were arrested outside the National Assembly in France. Towleroad reports

Around 70 people were arrested early on Monday and placed in custody after they tried to set up a campsite outside the National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, near the banks of the Seine river, a police official said. Another 19 protesters were stopped by police for identity checks late on Sunday as they waited for Interior Minister Manuel Valls to leave a concert hall in the capital.

in light of threats of violence from anti-gay groups, French authorities appear to be taking extra steps to promote security in Paris.

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