Sunday, January 13, 2013

Photos of the Day

For a full page of photos that can be enlarged click here.

In the second photo below Bruno Gollnisch (in blue banner) leads the members of the Front National (without Marine) from Porte Maillot, west of the Arc of Triomphe. We see Gilbert Collard, Louis Aliot and Marion Maréchal Le Pen. 

The top photo shows members of Sarkozy's UMP party including Jean-François Copé on the left. 

Note: This double photo replaces the one that was originally posted because it appeared in a previous entry. There are so many photos, I forgot what I had posted.

Below, looking very revolutionary, two girls from the south of France. At least they aren't the Femen! I wonder where they were?

Below, the cover of Le Figaro calling the rally a tidal wave!

Below, an unidentified elected official with his tricolor banner. I heard it was very cold today in Paris. It didn't stop them.

Below, compelling evidence that this was a great success.

Below, a threatening tweet: 

"If radical Islamists and al-Qaïda want to attack, let them do it on the 13th in Paris during the Manif pour Tous. They will be doing us a service."

Below, a scene of the Saturday night vigil in the church of Saint-François Xavier in Paris.

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At January 14, 2013 1:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is amazing!

At January 14, 2013 2:10 PM, Anonymous Sigfrid said...

So where most of them attending the "Civitas" rally or the "Manif pour tous"?

At January 14, 2013 3:25 PM, Blogger tiberge said...

@ Sigfrid,

Based on what I have read, the overwhelming majority were with the Manif pour Tous, but this was easily predictable. So many people came that the police had to divide them up into three (and ultimately four) different parades or "cortèges". One "cortège" that met at place Pinel was for Civitas and those sympathizing with Civitas. It was a large group - I heard it was about 80,000 people, but that figure is tentative. The rest of the marchers were divided into groups that met at Porte Maillot, Porte d'Italie, and another place that escapes me right this minute. They all converged at the Champ-de-Mars in front of the Eiffel Tower.

So while Civitas had a big and impressive group it was the Manif pour Tous that had the most participants. There was no animosity between the groups, and the Femen were in Rome undressing in front of the Pope! They were hauled off by police.

Despite a million or more, there were no bad incidents, no crimes, no trouble for the police. I will be reporting more on this aspect - the civilized behavior of the marchers - later.


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