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French Gay Rights Activist Clement Meric Seen Holding 'Homophobia Kills' Banner at March: VIDEO

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This morning we reported on the horrific attack on 18-year-old French progressive activist who is brain dead after an attack by a group of three neo-Nazi skinheads in Paris last night.

Video has emerged of Meric marchiing in an April demonstration in Paris, carrying a banner reading "homophobia kills".

At least one prominent French activist Pierre Bergé implicated the anti-gay marriage movement known as "Manif Pour Tous" for the attack on Meric.

Watch the video, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Nazis are out of fashion 50 years ago.

    Posted by: PE | Jun 6, 2013 1:55:15 PM


  2. God rest his soul.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jun 6, 2013 2:01:07 PM


  3. White gays love to blame minorities for homophobia, but the reality is most of the anti-gay people are white - especially the ones in France.

    Anyway, France sure does seem like a violent, intolerant sh1thole. I have no desire to visit again after seeing the true colors of this country ever since the gay marriage issue came to the forefront.

    Posted by: Sad | Jun 6, 2013 2:01:55 PM


  4. Paris: Female Skinhead in Neo Nazi Gang Accused of Killing anti-Fascist Clement Meric:

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/475601/20130606/clement-meric-paris-arrested-skinheads.htm

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jun 6, 2013 2:02:45 PM


  5. I DID NOT POST 'GOD REST HIS SOUL'. I am not sure of the existence of a God to begin with.

    However, RIP Clement.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jun 6, 2013 2:04:25 PM


  6. To be beaten to death for standing up for justice. Mr Meric was brave. The ones who killed him were cowards.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jun 6, 2013 2:04:42 PM


  7. Le Monde is reporting that he has died:

    http://www.lemonde.fr/societe/article/2013/06/06/l-auteur-presume-de-l-agression-contre-clement-meric-interpelle_3425537_3224.html

    Disgusting, even if it wasn't premeditated. Just the act of carrying brass knuckles around (as I understand it, brass knuckles were involved) is in a sense, a sort of premeditation.

    Posted by: tominsf | Jun 6, 2013 2:04:58 PM


  8. This is beyond sad.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jun 6, 2013 2:07:22 PM


  9. Thank you for your courage Clement.
    Too bad the haters,the supposedly religious folks,the political leaders and all the others that continue to dehumanize and murder GLBT folks through words and heinous actions only show how incredibly weak and unstable they really are.
    Goodbye my gay brother.
    FU killers.

    Posted by: SFshawn | Jun 6, 2013 2:25:07 PM


  10. Hate against gays is bashing people's brains out? This will happen here in some form. Don't think it's not possible.

    Posted by: gb | Jun 6, 2013 2:54:29 PM


  11. Was Meric gay or a pro-gay straight ally?

    Also, I hope the French justice system actually works this time. The sentences for people who rioted on May 26 was a small fine, and even that was suspended. For all America's flaws, it can at least put killers away for life.

    Posted by: Dana | Jun 6, 2013 3:30:13 PM


  12. " For all America's flaws, it can at least put killers away for life."

    Until they get out on parole, or good behavior.

    Posted by: LiamB | Jun 6, 2013 3:34:43 PM


  13. well, just today a texas man was found not guilty of murdering a woman. why? the jury decided that since she was a prostitute who ripped him off of 150 bucks, he is therefore innocent.

    #AmericaF&*KYeah

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jun 6, 2013 3:46:26 PM


  14. Wake up France!!!

    Posted by: Tom | Jun 6, 2013 4:12:37 PM


  15. Antifascists are a violent leftist group. Clement would still be alive if he didn't join a radical left-wing group.

    France should probably ban knuckle-dusters.

    Posted by: Kev C | Jun 6, 2013 4:39:11 PM


  16. Kev C would still have brain function if he hadn't drunk the Tea Party koolaid. Towleroad should probably ban trolls.

    Posted by: MateoM | Jun 6, 2013 4:55:43 PM


  17. MateoM, antifascism is stupid and dangerous. We should remember that Hitler and Mussolini were both radical socialists with a leftist background.

    Posted by: Kev C | Jun 6, 2013 5:08:23 PM


  18. @ "We should remember that Hitler and Mussolini were both radical socialists with a leftist background"

    You're being sarcastic, right? If not, it's time for me to log out and go home.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jun 6, 2013 5:15:34 PM


  19. The "fasci" groups of Italy were radical left-wing socialists labor groups. Mussolini's father was a member of them, and Benito was an admirrer of Karl Marx and member of the largest socialist party in Italy .. until he found Nietsche and atheism.

    Why is it that the biggest monsters always come from the left wing?

    Posted by: Kev C | Jun 6, 2013 5:24:11 PM


  20. It's very strange to talk about left-wing "monsters" on the day when the right-wing has murdered a leftist activist who stood on the pro-gay side, our side. Do some TR posters actually think that the same right-wing thugs (the same type of nationalist anti-gay thugs who target Gay Prides in Eastern Europe) wouldn't be happy to do to you what they did to Clement Meric?

    Posted by: Ernie | Jun 6, 2013 5:40:20 PM


  21. @Kev C: the group he joined might be violent, but all accounts here in France say he himself wasn't, being quite frail (he recently had leukemia apparently. Remember he went to a private clothes sale, and got hit without having himself fought.

    @Dana: There is no mention of him being gay, just that he supported marriage equality. He was a friend of the babysitter of my kids, I might have more information tomorrow.

    Posted by: Kylian | Jun 6, 2013 5:58:14 PM


  22. Yes, it's a shame that he joined a violent group if he was non-violent. Antifascists have also murdered neo-nazis in Europe, and yet these two groups have more in common than they realize.

    Neo-nazis oppose immigration from homophobic countries. Antifascists support muslim and african homophobia.

    Posted by: Kev C | Jun 6, 2013 6:34:50 PM


  23. "The "fasci" groups of Italy were radical left-wing socialists labor groups. Mussolini's father was a member of them, and Benito was an admirrer of Karl Marx and member of the largest socialist party in Italy .. until he found Nietsche and atheism."
    This would be hilarious, if not such a sad indictment of how poorly some people understand history.

    Posted by: gwyneth cornrow | Jun 6, 2013 7:12:36 PM


  24. "Fascist Faggots"

    This is a common phrase used by anti-fascists. Fascist faggots, Hitler was a homosexual, the nazis were gay, etc. This is the rhetoric of Scott Lively and the rhetoric of the anti-fascists. They have more in common than they realize.

    Posted by: Kev C | Jun 6, 2013 7:17:38 PM


  25. @Kev C: Politics make strange bedfellows.

    I think it's time the LGBT community find common ground with the pro-2nd Amendment crowd.

    Posted by: Queer Supremacist | Jun 6, 2013 7:19:02 PM


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