Ten of thousands at pro-family rally in Paris: “Need to come back to Christian civilization’s principles”

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Paris on Sunday to demonstrate against gay marriage organized by La Manif pour touscalling for candidates in next year’s presidential election to support “traditional family values.” (France24)

The number of participants varies according to sources: 24,000 demonstrators according to the French police, 200,000 according to the organizers. (Le Figaro)

“I’ve marched against the nuclear, shale gas and the labor law, but never with the Manif pour tous”, said Delphine, a demonstrator, to La Croix, “In the same way as I don’t wish a world of precarity and pollution for my children, I don’t want them to live in a world where the only real equality between people, being born from a woman and a man, is taken away to meet some childish desires of adults.”

Ludovine de la Rochère, president of the movement La Manif pour tous, believes the October 16 event will mark the return of her movement in the political sphere: it was “a success” that “will strengthen our credibility.” (Le Monde)