The French government has brought shame on itself, not only by degrading marriage, but by using violent and repressive measures against its own people. During the rally of La Manif Pour Tous in Paris on 26th May 2013 the armed police used tear-gas, smoke-bombs and missiles to disperse protestors. Others were bludgeoned with truncheons. Men, women and children, young and old, were subjected to violence. Elderly, even frail people were kicked, shoved and arrested, and one schoolboy aged only 14 is suing the police for assault and injuries.
This is the middle of Paris on 26th May 2013 - a battlefield, literally and morally. In the picture, a policeman hits a woman with a baton to drive her away from a public place. The fumes of the smoke bomb detonated earlier are visible.
More than a million people demonstrated to protest against the degradation of marriage by the infamous "Loi Taubira" which violates the rights of children.
Hundreds of people are now bringing legal actions for wrongful arrest.
The French Socialist government topped everything by hypocritically condemning the government of Turkey for putting down a public protest rally in Istanbul with violent means a few days later. They warned the Turkish government that such behaviour was really not very "democratic" and it went against "human rights"....!!!