Mar 252013
Certains manifestants, comme ici avenue Foch, ont submergé les barrages de police encadrant la manifestation contre le projet de loi de mariage pour tous.

The 'demonstration for all"has been shaken by multiple clashes this Sunday. The demonstrators attempt to access prohibited Champs-Elysées has been approved by some elected officials while on the ground, police and organizers were good and evil to prevent it.

The place de l'Etoile in Paris was this Sunday the scene of outbursts that have disrupted the manifestation of the opponents to the Bill of marriage for all. These clashes between demonstrators and security forces were somewhat tarnished one event that organizers hoped to see unfold in an atmosphere family and good child.

Pretext of such violence, the prefectoral Decree prohibiting access to the Champs-Elysées and place the star exasperated hundreds of participants who eventually their anger violently, surprisingly supported by some elected officials present.

But if the CRS responsible for the smooth running of the event a few times were exceeded by movements unpredictable crowd, Member organizers of the demonstration for all collective mostly volunteers, seemed not to have control.

A victim of its success event?

As we said before the beginning of the clashes Priscilla, volunteer in charge of the reception of the demonstrators, "the attitude of the Government led us to end". And its neighbour, Pierre-Louis, a medical student and also volunteer of the demo for all to raise: "the purpose of this day was to gather and unite all the discontent to ask a citizen dialogue that sorely lacking on the subject."

Organizers have undoubtedly managed to gather the disaffected but they had more trouble to hold. So around 5 pm, a "sector leader" responsible for coordinating the volunteers eventually give as setpoint to cronies of do not wear any distinctive sign identifying as belonging to the collective, where they would join the demonstrators present illegally on the Place de l'Etoile and the entrance to the Champs-Elysées.

Demonstrators which some activist on the extreme right, had clearly wanted to do battle.

Frigid Barjot, spokesman for the La Manif collective for all, has immediately proceeded to dissociate his movement of these protesters demonstrating violence against police officers and other CRS responsible to oversee the event. In some cases, the members of the collective themselves find themselves faced with the demonstrators and attempted to stand firm. But the most surprising was the speech that held some members from the France support.

"We do not agreed when we are the care bears!"

If most of the elected officials stood away from the clashes, some were normal to see speak such frustration, or even to condone the actions of the demonstrators wishing to go to the Champs-Elysées. A mayor of the Department of the Aube confided that it was normal to show disobedience. "What the State in forbidding us access is illegal! At times we know adapting the law to what the people want." An eluted from the Lyon region spoke of a "real denial of democracy demonstrated the State. hindering our traffic But just push a little."

"We are not heard when we are the care bears so we move to the next level," said even the former Minister Christine Boutin, who exhorted the crowd to join her on the Place de l'Etoile. "It is a form of gentle disobedience justified!" concluded the current President of the Christian Democratic Party. The former candidate in the presidential election itself had to be evacuated after throwing tear gas.

The leaders of the UMP, they wished to lend their support to the demonstrators. I mean my indignation upon learning that had been used, it seems, tear gas against families who were present with their children, and that a number had been gassed, said Jean-François Copé told AFP by phone from the place de l'Etoile.

Laurent Wauquiez, Vice President of the UMP, interviewed on BFM TV, has described as "unacceptable" the fact "to send gas against children". He asked "sanctioned the prefecture of police" for the "way it has handled this movement".

For the UMP MP Henri Guaino, on i-tele, "refusing has these demonstrators the Champs-Elysées is a disgrace and an error".

Samuel Baudoui

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