Police arrest eleven people near Paris' Notre Dame in condom clash

March 22, 2009 21:06


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French police arrested 11 people on Sunday evening after a clash between youths and leftist activists giving away condoms in front of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The skirmish broke out after environmentalists and Communist Party activists staged a morning protest on the square in front of the cathedral against recent comments by Pope Benedict XVI over condom use, police said. About 20 "right-wing" youths shouting "Lay off my pope" clashed with the activists after Mass on Sunday. The pope drew criticism from some Western governments for saying last week during a flight to Africa that condoms were not the answer to the continent's AIDS epidemic, suggesting that sexual behavior was the issue.

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