Possibly 800,000 demonstrate!
Update January 13 1:45 p.m. - Please note that the figures being given by various sources (organizers, bloggers, police, etc...) are wildly divergent. We do not yet know how many showed up. But it is usually the case that the police underestimate patriotic rallies. They are under orders. Perhaps later in the day we will know more. Readers at Le Figaro are saying there were many more than the police estimate of 340,000.
They came as they promised they would. The organizers say there were half a million, but a government spokesman says eight hundred thousand. They were still arriving by busloads around 2:00 p.m. Paris time.
See Le Salon Beige for more photos. I will have more later in the day.
It appears to have been a huge success.
Here are just a few photos. Everybody was energized. Enthusiasm and determination to defeat Taubira's law spread across the streets of Paris from the various starting points to the Champs-de-Mars.