French Filmmaker Mike Fédée Urges France To “Fear Not”

The debate over marriage equality in France has sparked violent protests across the country this week, one of which led to the arrest of four individuals caught ransacking a gay bar in Lille.

Though Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and President Francois Hollande have condemned the violence and urged the public to remain calm, French filmmaker Mike Fédée took to YouTube to share the message in a more personable way.

Check out his powerful plea for equality below: