French parliament votes on same-sex marriage and police prepare to prevent any violent protests, Paris

Today the French parliament will vote on a bill to legalise same-sex marriage. Greatly increased police presence, along with water cannons, are stationed at the French National Assembly as a measure to prevent a repeat of street violence and to protect the gay community.

Travellers should be aware of the potential for street protests in the area of the National Assembly and avoid that area today if possible. Avoid public gatherings and demonstrations in foreign countries as the situation can become violent without warning.

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