Sex workers attend a protest demonstration after French deputies voted for a reform of prostitution law in Paris December 4, 2013
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Protest against French prostitution bill

French sex workers have staged a protest against a bill that will penalise anyone paying for their services.

The bill, which was adopted by a vote of 268 to 138, with 79 abstentions, establishes a fine of at least 1,500 euros ($2,030) for buying sexual acts.

Prostitutes say it will rob them of their livelihood and will worsen conditions for those working in the sex industry.

  • 04 Dec 2013
  • From the section Europe
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