Last Saturday I found a large group assembled on Place Pigalle…
The new French government has proposed to introduce similar laws as applied in Sweden since some ten years, followed by a few other countries – trying to ban or diminish prostitution by punishing the clients rather than the prostitutes.
What I saw was a demonstration against this proposition, organized by some “sex workers syndicates”. They claim “rights” rather than repression and penalization. I recognized the (university educated) young lady appearing in front of the “Syndicat du Travail Sexuel” (Sexwork Syndicate) banner from different television interviews lately.
News media were of course present and the demonstrators could express their opinions as well by slogans as by interviews.
After the more or less rainy meeting, the crowd marched (I suppose) in the direction of Place de la République.