The anti-gay marriage activists are not going away.
Their new target? The Tour de France.
an incredible global visibility to show our fight against the law,”
read a statement on a new Facebook page created to inspire protesters to line the 3,360-kilometre route.
while the first stage of the race will get rolling on the island of
Corsica, the remaining 20 stages will cover well near every corner of
mainland France, offering protestors across the country the chance to
snatch a bit of prime-time coverage.
Their Facebook page
implored would-be demonstrators to send private messages with points on
the route they would consider protesting at, giving the impression that
the ‘Tour Pour Tous’ (Tour for all) will try to organize as wide a
coverage of the famous event as possible.
The page also launched
the hashtag #tourpourtous to prompt users on the social media site
Twitter to rally to the protesters’ defence. By Wednesday, proponents
and opponents alike had begun using the keyword to trade jibes.
Anti-gay activists have already targeted the French Open with a flaming protester.