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Sausage, wine fest triumphs despite ban

Sat., June 19, 2010

PARIS – Several hundred people have attended a party serving sausage and wine on a Paris street after the event was banned from a different location.

Organizers had planned on holding the event in a heavily Muslim neighborhood of the French capital. The so-called “Sausage and Booze” gathering was seen as offensive to Muslims, and police banned the event earlier this week.

That didn’t stop some 300-400 people from turning out for the party Friday. Some carried French flags.

Instead of the neighborhood originally chosen, it took place on the famed Champs-Elysees avenue near the Arc de Triomphe.

Police officers looked on as revelers tucked in to sausages and drank wine from plastic cups. The event apparently took place without incident.

Alcohol and pork are forbidden by Islam.


 

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