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Thousands stage 'Day of Anger' protest against French President Hollande

Published on Jan 27, 2014 12:23 AM
 

PARIS (AFP) - Thousands marched through Paris on Sunday in a "Day of Anger" against embattled President Francois Hollande's policies, including his decision to legalise gay marriage.

The protest called by a motley group of some 50 small and mainly right-wing organisations however failed to attract bigger anti-Hollande movements.

Organisers claimed a turnout of some 120,000 people, however police estimated there were 17,000 people at the protest, held under pouring rain.

The demonstrators called for a repeal of last year's law allowing gay marriage - one of Mr Hollande's campaign pledges - and made a slew of other demands.

 
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