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The ban on Éric Zemmour's meeting in Villeurbanne overturned by the court


The court has just overturned the decree of the mayor of Villeurbanne. The president of Reconquête will indeed be present, in the city on Saturday, to sign his book.

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The administrative court of Lyon has just broken the decree prohibiting the signing session of Éric Zemmour scheduled for this Saturday in Villeurbanne, from 2 p.m.

The justice considered "

that it does not follow from the documents in the file that the measure prohibiting the disputed meeting is justified and necessary to avoid disturbances to public order to which the police would not be able. to face.


According to the administrative court, this decree "

constitutes a serious and manifestly illegal attack on a fundamental freedom and that given the imminence of the meeting, it is necessary to grant the request of the Reconquête association


In a press release, Cédric Van Styvendael, mayor of Villeurbanne, declared “

to take

note of the decision of the administrative judge”

and called

“the organizers to responsibility.

Given the context of

strong tensions at local and national level

, the risks of harm to the safety of participants and other users of the cultural center.

“Victory at the Administrative Court of Lyon!

The sectarian left and submitted to the antifas has just lost in court.

We must no longer lower our eyes to her.

I will be fine tomorrow in Villeurbanne with my readers

, ”reacted the president of the Reconquest party on Twitter.

On Wednesday, Cédric Van Styvendael, the mayor of Villeurbanne explained that he had taken the decision to cancel the event because of "

the existence of a risk of excesses and violence around the Cultural Center and associative life of Villeurbanne “,

where 600 people were expected on site according to the organizers.

For a week, several left and far left movements in Lyon have threatened to disrupt this signing session.

The prefectural services have been requested by the town hall of Villeurbanne so that resources are deployed around the place of signature


Source: lefigaro

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