French police officers in front of the Zenith theatre, Nantes
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French comic Dieudonne: Show ban reinstated in France

The highest court in France has reinstated a ban on a show by controversial comic Dieudonne M'bala M'bala, just before it was due to open.

Interior Minister Manuel Valls appealed to the Council of State to intervene minutes after a judge in the city of Nantes overturned the ban.

The comic has seven convictions for anti-Semitic hate speech.

He has already arrived at the theatre in Nantes, where more than 5,000 people were due to see the show.

Gavin Hewitt reports from Nantes.

  • 09 Jan 2014
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