A protest for life

Abortion was legalized in France in 1975. Since then, it has become largely accepted in the French population and does not generate much debate anymore. Nevertheless, a few religious groups keep on defending the « right for life » and organize rallies now and then. Last weekend, they organized a small demonstration in Place Saint-Michel and put themselves to the task of convincing the passerbys on this delicate subject. Not always with success but it generated quite a few passionate debates.  (click on pictures to enlarge)

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All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 28mm Summicron, ISO160

2 Responses to “A protest for life”

  1. christophe dit :

    The last shot of this serie is great.
    All you work is splendid, congratulations !
    Questions : sometimes your shot are so close from the subject, I am wondering how you deal with people, especially « parisiens » who are well known to be not so cool. What is your « truc ».
    Cheers
    Xtof

  2. admin dit :

    Thanks Christophe.

    My truc is to smile, usually it avoid conflit. If someone starts to argue (which can happen though not often), I just walk away without paying attention.
    And Parisiens are not so tête de chien as many believe ;)

    Cheers