Demonstrations against gay wedding

The Elysee considered the demonstration for all as “consistent”
but which “will not prevent the debate in Parliament” on the bill for
marriage and adoption of homosexuals. The latter will be examined in the
the National Assembly from January 29.

Figures of the demonstration for all:

The figures range from 340,000 to 800,000 or even 1 million demonstrators
for this Sunday January 13th. It would be the most important mobilization
on a social project since 1984 for the free school.

How are the demonstrators counted?

Policeheadquarters: two civil servants on each side of the
on either side of the march. Every 10 people, they press a manual counter
a manual counter. They multiply the number by 10 at the end. The
margin of error would be 10%.

Trade unions : a trade unionist also presses a manual
manual counter for each line of people. Are considered about
20, 25 people per line, so the number in the manual counter is
multiplied by about 20, 25 at each click.

In this case the counting was done at the level of the Pont de l’Alma.

History of the right-wing or Catholic demonstrations:

If the demonstration for all declared itself “peaceful, aconfessional and
apolitical”, it was nevertheless carried mainly by right-wing or catholic
right-wing or Catholic movements. Le Monde recalls the history of these
right-wing demonstrations :

Gaullist demonstration of May 30, 1968

During the IIIrd Republic, poujadist demonstrations or against the
mauroy government from April 1983

Demonstrations in favor of the Church in 1924-1926 against the application
of the secular laws to Alsace-Lorraine

Demonstration of 1984 against the Savary law and puts an end to the
government of Pierre Mauroy

Reflection and quotations of general culture on the people, the
democracy, demonstrations

“The people hear nothing of politics because it is concerned with all and not with each one
not of each one Romain Guilleaumes

“A great people without a soul is a vast crowd Alphonse de Lamartine
in First Poetic Meditations

“The rabble can only make riots. To make a revolution, you need the people,
victor Hugo in Tas de pierres

“The people hear nothing of politics because it is concerned with all and not with each
of each one.” Romain Guilleaumes in Impertinences

“Democracy: oppression of the people by the people for the people Oscar