Mayor bills Paris anti-gay marriage protestors €100,000 for clean-up

Gay Star News
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January 17, 2013
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Organizers of a march against gay marriage in Paris have been left with a €100,000 ($133,000) bill for clean-up costs. The bill has been imposed by Mayor Bertrand Delanöe after over 340,000 people protested against gay marriage in the French capital on Sunday (13 January). Marriage equality is being pushed by President François Hollande. The money is to cover damages by the protestors to the grass on the Champs-de-Mars where they congregated at the end of their ‘March for all’. But it has been criticized, with some accusing Delanöe of being unfair because he is gay and supports marriage equality.