Paris: heavily publicised ‘sausage and booze’ party attracts a few hundred Islamophobes

France Cocktail Ban

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.

Associated Press, 18 June 2010