Some 300 people, who had gathered on Saturday to protest against a visit by Eric Zemmour to a cultural center in Villeurbanne, were turned away by the police.
The prefecture had banned any demonstration in front of the hall of the CCVA (cultural and community life center) where the former presidential candidate was to hold a signing session for his book "I do
n't I haven't said my last word
The police, present in large numbers, used tear gas to drive away the demonstrators, who were chanting “
Zemmour break up!
“, managing to confine them outside the prohibited perimeter, a hundred meters from the entrance to the room.
Eric Zemmour's visit to Villeurbanne had initially been banned by the city's socialist town hall for fear of excesses.
But the municipal decree, immediately attacked by a "
" of Reconquest, had been suspended Friday by the administrative court of Lyon.
I take note of the decision of the administrative judge.
As soon as they decide to maintain their event, I call on the organizers to take responsibility
”, reacted in a press release the PS mayor of this town adjoining Lyon, Cédric Van Styvendael, before calling “
for the greatest calm