Thursday, 18 July 2013

French Police Suppress Protest at 14th July Celebration in Paris

Supporters of La Manif Pour Tous were rigorously cleared away from the Champs Elysées in Paris on 14th July so that they could not make their protest against same-sex marriage during the national festival. Before the President arrived to greet and inspect the troops, hundreds of armed police were sent to search out and remove any bystanders who were wearing the logo of LMPT or displaying any signs of banners. They were forcibly removed from the scene, taken away from range of TV cameras and hidden from view of the visiting dignitaries.

This video shows the police arresting a young man who chanted "political police" and resisted being removed. His friends courageously filmed him and shouted "This is a socialist dictatorship!"

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