Huge turnout in Paris for anti-gay marriage protest
Three columns of protesters, waving pink and blue flags showing a father, mother and two children, converged on the Eiffel Tower from different meeting points in Paris.
Many came after long train and bus rides from the provinces.
Organisers insist they are not against gays and lesbians but for the rights of children to have a father and mother.
Slogans on the posters and banners approved by the organisers included “marriagophile, not homophobe,” “all born of a father and mother” and “paternity, maternity, equality”.