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Supporters of 'La Manif Pour Tous' movement demonstrate in Paris on 5 October 2014
05/10/2014 - France

Thousands demonstrate in France to defend "traditional family values"

Thousands of people took to the streets in Paris and Bordeaux to demonstrate against medically assisted procreation techniques for lesbian couples and surrogacy.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls
03/10/2014 - France

French PM Valls in surrogacy U-turn ahead of family-values demo

As hardline Catholics and family-values campaigners prepare to demonstrate in Paris this Sunday, Prime Minister Manuel Valls has performed an about-face

People's Climate March in Paris
22/09/2014 - On-the-spot France

People's Climate March in Paris

In cities around the world on Sunday, tens of thousands took to the streets to show their support for curbing climate change.
The banned Gaza solidarity rally at Paris's Place de la République
29/07/2014 - France - Middle East

Three jailed for violence after banned pro-Gaza protest

A French court jailed three men for two months each on Monday evening for violent behaviour during Saturday’s banned Gaza solidarity demonstration.

French press review 28 July 2014

Gaza dominates headlines in France, papers track former French President's comeback, and the state wants your blood.

Youths throw stones at riot police in Paris's Place de la République on Saturday
27/07/2014 - France

Banned Paris pro-Gaza protest ends in clashes

French police arrested about 70 people at the end of a banned Gaza solidarity demonstration in Paris on Saturday.
French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius appeals for a truce in Gaza at a summit in Paris on Saturday morning
26/07/2014 - France - Middle East

Gaza solidarity demonstrators defy second ban on Paris demonstration

Gaza solidarity demonstrators gathered at Paris’s Place de la République as a court confirmed a ban on their rally against Israel’s offensive on the Palestinian territory.
Protesters mock French President François Hollande's stance on the Gaza conflict this week
25/07/2014 - France - Middle East

Paris police ban another pro-Gaza demo

Paris police have banned a Paris Gaza solidarity demonstration for the second time. Organisers claim the decision to stop Saturday’s march is political.

The clashes near the synagogue on Paris's rue de la Roquette on 13 July
25/07/2014 - France - Middle East

Jewish Defence League ‘member’ assaulted near Paris

A young Jewish man has called in French police after being attacked by about a dozen people outside his home in Bobigny, near Paris.
France's government threatens ban on protest against Israeli Gaza offensive
25/07/2014 - On-the-spot France

France's government threatens ban on protest against Israeli Gaza offensive

France’s government said Thursday it may ban a protest of the Israeli military offensive in Gaza planned for Saturday, even though a similar march on Wednesday was peaceful.