View Full Version : Youths clash in Notre-Dame condom protest

03-22-2009, 11:57 PM
Youths clash in Notre-Dame condom protest (http://www.france24.com/en/20090322-youths-clash-notre-dame-condom-protest-pope-benedict-paris-protest)

AFP - Far-right youths clashed with left-wing activists who had gathered outside Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Sunday to protest against Pope Benedict's opposition to condoms, a police source said.

About 30 ecologists and Communists threw condoms on the ground outside the cathedral, where worshippers were leaving Sunday mass.

One person was injured and three were arrested after clashes between the protesters and about 20 youths who the police source said were associated with the far-right and who were carrying placards saying "Leave my Pope alone".

Benedict said in Africa on Tuesday that the use of condoms was complicating the fight against AIDS, reaffirming the Roman Catholic Church's opposition to condoms.

CONTINUEDThis is a clear demonstration of how much France SUCKS. Why the hell are you attacking Parisians leaving church when it's the german pope you don't like??? STUPID SHITS.

03-23-2009, 12:41 PM
Did any of these people read what the guy actually said? :rolleyes:

03-23-2009, 01:14 PM
I decided the story was a bouncy when it said that people were actually attending mass at Notre Dame. ;)

03-23-2009, 01:50 PM
Both groups of protestors are wrong. The pope has the right to his opinion. People have the right to attend church in peace.

What do left-wing protestors really think they can gain by protesting outside of a church, anyways? It's a good way to lose sympathy for one's cause-like the idiots after Prop 8 failed in California. Do they really think that harrassing people on their way to church is going to help their cause at all? Probably not, because it's not about advancing their cause at that point, it's about humiliating people they feel are responsible for preventing them from accomplishing their goals, not about actually working to accomplish the goals.