The prefecture of the North said Wednesday to have banned any concert in the department of an identity rock band that had announced an event near Lille on June 9. The PS mayor of Lille Martine Aubry had announced on Twitter on April 27 that she had seized the prefecture to demand the prohibition of this concert "of support for the extreme right".
The prefecture on Wednesday issued a prefectural order banning the concert, indicating that the group Francs-Tireurs Patriotes relays "theses specific to the ultra-right of an anti-Semitic nature (...) or racist". "This concert is likely to give rise to remarks inciting racial hatred and violence against certain groups of people, in particular people of the Jewish religion, as well as to the apology of the crimes committed by the Nazis during the Second World War," writes the prefect Georges-François Leclerc in his decree.
The profits of the event were to be an association "to pay the legal costs" of members "prosecuted for words or actions inciting hatred or discrimination," adds the prefecture. The band had announced on its Facebook page a concert Friday night in Lille, in an undisclosed place.