Probably better than driving a truck through the crowd.

Dozens of French politicians sang the national anthem Friday as they marched into a gathering of around 200 Muslim worshippers in Paris.

A mayor, members of parliament and local councilors protested weekly Muslim street prayers in the neighborhood of Clichy. Demonstrators walked under a banner reading “Stop Illegal Street Prayers”as they tried to push worshippers out of the town’s market square.

Riot police had to separate the groups to avoid a potentially violent confrontation.