Clearing the road now seemed hopeless, and dozens more filled the street.
The police were forced to give up and cut off the road….
Diverting traffic to Foch Street:
But it wasn’t long before the protestors followed them there too:
Lining both sides:
Soon they had formed a human median:
Slowing traffic down to a trickle, without actually blocking another road:
Apparently worried this could get out of hand, the army was called in for back-up. Four personnel carriers showed up and parked under the nearby “Le Gray” ultra luxury hotel:
But the protestors continued:
It was definitely small but there was no shortage of creativity.
*I’ve changed the original headline which read “anti-Orthodox rally” so as not to offend anyone with my abbreviation! Thanks Mustapha.