Dieudonne M'bala M'bala
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Dieudonne: Hollande backs Nantes and Tours bans

Nantes and Tours have become the latest French cities to ban a show by controversial comic Dieudonne M'bala M'bala.

Dieudonne, who has six convictions for hate speech against Jews, had been due to open his tour in Nantes on Thursday.

Bordeaux and Marseille had already cancelled performances.

President Francois Hollande earlier urged French officials to enforce an order authorising the ban, but Dieudonne has vowed to appeal.

Hugh Schofield reports.

  • 08 Jan 2014