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Monday, April 10, 2017

Sex Workers Protest In Paris Against Penalising Clients Saturday April 08,2017

Sex Workers protested in central Paris on Saturday April 08,2017, marking the first anniversary of a French law  which made it illegal for their clients to pay for sex.

The protesters, mostly young women but including some men, held up banners saying "Stop the fines, our aggressors, AIDS, repression and hypocrisy not our clients".

The law, which can see fines of up to 3,750 euros imposed, was an attempt to criminalise customers rather than sex workers.

Many of the demonstrators wore white masks or make-up and carried placards which read "Sexwork is work".

The march began in the Place Pigalle, in an area long-known for prostitution, with participants chanting slogans including "clients penalised, whores murdered".

Prostitution is legal in France, though soliciting or running a brothel are not

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