Gay marriage opponents stage big protests in Paris

Hundreds of thousands opponents of same-sex marriage have marched through central Paris against a reform the unpopular French government passed last month.

Large park grounds around Les Invalides monument were full of protesters waving pink and blue flags, while far-right activists clashed with police at the end of the march.

The protests came as a sexually-explicit lesbian love story won the Cannes film festival's prestigious Palme d'Or.

People wave French flags a they attend a protest march called, "La Manif pour Tous" (Demonstration for All). Credit: Reuters/Stephane Mahe
Youths clash with riot police during incidents at the end of a protest march called, "La Manif pour Tous". Credit: Reuters/Pascal Rossignol
Youths clash with riot police during incidents at the end of a protest march. Credit: Reuters/Pascal Rossignol

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