A demonstrator holds a placard with a portrait of French President Francois Hollande during the protest march in Paris. Photo: AFP A demonstrator holds a placard with a portrait of French President Francois Hollande during the protest march in Paris. Photo: AFP
A demonstrator holds a placard with a portrait of French President Francois Hollande during the protest march in Paris. Photo: AFP

France's gay marriage law draws thousands of protesters to Paris

Some 4,500 security forces deployed amid fears hardliners could stir up trouble during protest

A demonstrator holds a placard with a portrait of French President Francois Hollande during the protest march in Paris. Photo: AFP A demonstrator holds a placard with a portrait of French President Francois Hollande during the protest march in Paris. Photo: AFP
A demonstrator holds a placard with a portrait of French President Francois Hollande during the protest march in Paris. Photo: AFP
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