France was a nation of rioting and revelry as the country became the 14th in the world to legalize gay marriage yesterday (23 April).
As the National Assembly passed the final vote, protest marches turned violent.
Stones, bottles and iron bars rained down on riot police units brought in to protect the Parisian parliament. They responded by firing tear gas at the protesters, and made 12 arrests.
‘If some people think that it’s over, we’ll show them that it is not finished,’ anti-gay leader Frigide Barjot told the crowd.