5. A YouTube video released this week shows the shirtless and bathing suit-clad men storming the beach of Montpellier in an inflatable raft:
8. Nothing like a boat ride on a beautiful day:
12. Once they reach land, the shirtless protesters hold up this sign:
13. According to Gay Star News, the man indicated on the sign was arrested in June:
The 23-year-old they are referring to, whose last name has not been reported, is in jail after taking part in a protest against same-sex marriage equality on 16 June. He was arrested for picketing television channel M6 studios where President François Hollande was being interviewed. Police say he resisted arrest, refused to give a DNA sample and was a security risk. On 20 June he was sentenced to four months in jail and given a fine of €1,000 ($1,300) by a Paris court.
14. Watch Les Hommen’s beach protest here:
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