100 Arrested at Gay Marriage Protest in France
150K march in Paris
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted May 26, 2013 5:22 PM CDT
Anti-gay marriage demonstrators waving flags and chanting slogans protest in Paris, France, Sunday May 26, 2013. Thousands of people are protesting in central Paris against France's new gay marriage law....   (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

(Newser) – Gay marriage has been legal in France for a week now, but at least 150,000 Parisians are still pretty pissed about the new law, taking to the streets today in protest. Several hundred of the protesters clashed with police, throwing bottles and refusing to leave after the demonstration had ended, resulting in around 100 arrests, the AP reports. Coincidentally, the protest happened at the same time a French film about a lesbian romance won the prestigious Palme d'Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Telos
May 27, 2013 4:28 PM CDT
People rising up against an elitist politic. It warms the cockles of my heart.
syranol
May 27, 2013 1:40 PM CDT
Its okay they will die eventually. Haha newer generation have already choose their side
Beanburger
May 26, 2013 9:03 PM CDT
The french are always protesting!!! Unlike say the USA they actually have different political parties with different policies. The ONLY reason that this story is on newser is because Americans are obsessed with gay sex.