Protesters Gather to Fight Gay Marriage in Front of the Eiffel Tower

340,000 people demonstrated to show discontent for upcoming law on legalizing gay marriage

By on January 14th, 2013 09:19 GMT

Thousands and thousands of protesters have gathered in front of the Eiffel Tower over the weekend, to fight legalizing gay marriage.

According to Al Jazeera, police have rounded up the number of people taking to the streets of Paris to demonstrate to an impressive 340,000.

You can watch as a small army walks, shouts and puts up posters. The Catholic church and leaders of the Muslim community supported this march.

"The French are tolerant, but they are deeply attached to the family and the defence of children," vice-president of the National Council of French Evangelicals Daniel Liechti says.

"The right to protest is guaranteed in our country but I'd remind everyone that we are fully committed to enshrine in law the principle that all those who love each other should have the right to marry and adopt," Socialist Party Secretary Harlem Desir adds.

Oddly enough, it seems as though this march has helped bring a lot of people of different beliefs, ages and socio-economic standards together.

Gay marriage and adoption are set to be legalized in June, with a majority in the Parliament already showing support for the new legislation put forward by President Francois Hollande.

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