Act Up-Paris protests against France's extreme-right party, National Front, after surprising poll results. The group was joined by several transexual organizations as well.
Several Hundred AIDS Activists converged on the Rue de Rivoli, around the symbolic statue of the Jean of Arc, to express their anger at the results fo the first part of the French Presidential Elections, where the extreme right party, The National Front came in third place.
"Tonight we are launching an emergency appeal,
A week ago more than 6 million voters have added their voices to a party, the National Front, which advocates hatred of the sick and especially HIV Positives, fags, dykes, trans, women , the unemployed and precarious, trade unionists, whores, prisoners, drug users, blacks and Arabs, Muslim, and foreigners.
To this we must add 10 million voters and voters who voted for Nicolas Sarkozy, who has already implemented some of the ideas of the FN and even promises to go further.
Here, tomorrow, Marine Le Pen and her supporters will express this hatred in the streets of what we are, celebrating Joan of Arc and challenge all those who marched on May 1st, International Day of Solidarity.
Not far from here, Nicolas Sarkozy and the UMP will also hold rallies containing the same themes.
We did a die-in  to symbolize that the FN, their ideas, and those who implement them, that are a mortal danger to us, our brothers, our sisters, our lovers, our friends, people with which we work, our neighbors ...
Since 5 years, Nicolas Sarkozy and his government, we had our rights reduced, our living conditions have deteriorated significantly. The results of the first round of elections and the speeches that followed showed that threatens us far worse.
So tonight, here, and tomorrow morning in memory of Brahim Bouarram, killed by a Fascist militants on the sidelines of the F.N. , on 1 May Day, 1995, because he was Moroccan and that he was walking on a gay cruising spot, as tomorrow afternoon with the unions, we are in the street to say we will not take it.
There are over 20 years, some personalities had appealed against the National Front, but the advances made by our fascist opponets profit from our setbacks.
We have to fight back and claim what we are.
We have to fight back, stop accepting that inequality of our civil rights, our health, our housing, our ability to live in dignity, which are considered only as variables of adjustment to market requirements.
We have to fight back, fight to consider that racism, sexism, homophobia or transphobia cannot be legitimate expressions. As expressed in an op-ed, Pierre Tevanian, must make clear to voters of Le Pen as Nicolas Sarkozy: "if it is equality that makes you suffer, your troubles are just beginning!"
We have to fight back, stop accepting that FN may be a "party like the others"
Tonight we rebaptisons Joan of Arc, Jihan, a symbol of who we are, what we claim the right to be, and live, trans, HIV, lesbian, Black, Muslim, whore, activist, trade unionist, foreign . Against the FN, his ideas and those who apply them, we will fight because we want to live! (Act Up Website)