FRANCE: High School Boys Taunt Anti-Gay Manif Pour Tous Protesters

The neo-Nazi affiliated Manif Pour Tous showed up at a high school in western France yesterday to protest an anti-sexism event called The Day Of The Skirt. And as with all things this week, Conchita Wurst was brought up.

There were tense scenes outside a school in the centre of Nantes, western France, on Thursday, when around 200 supporters of the right-wing group Manif Pour Tous turned up to protest against an anti-sexism stunt set to take place on Friday. The protest was organized soon after it emerged that education authorities in Nantes were inviting boys to wear skirts to classes in 27 high schools as part of an anti-sexism day designed to promote equality in schools. The thought of schoolboys wearing skirts has not been welcomed by the Manif pour Tous group, which led the protests against gay marriage back in 2013. Protesters believe the initiative is concealing the fact that gender theory – the belief that children’s gender is not fixed at birth – is going to be taught in French schools. Frigid Barjot, the former leader of the anti-gay marriage Manif Pour Tous movement asked the country’s education minister via Twitter: “And the girls, will they be wearing beards as well?” in a nod to bearded Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst. Another anti-gay marriage militant Tugdual Derville tweeted: “It’s not April Fool’s Day. It’s not a wind up. In our schools, with our expensive taxes, confusion of genders.”

VIDEO: In the first clip below, students and Manif Pour Tous supporters scream at each other as riot police stand by on the street.

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