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Dieudonné's show banned in Toulouse by the mayor: "He sows hatred and discord"

2023-08-16T15:47:29.890Z

Highlights: Toulouse mayor Jean-Luc Moudenc bans comedian Dieudonné from his commune Sous bracelet. The mayor considers that Dieud onné "spreads a discourse that divides society" The comedian has been convicted several times for racial insult, incitement to hatred and glorification of terrorism. In 2021, the Court of Appeal handed down a two-year prison sentence against DieudOnné for tax evasion and misuse of company assets. The decision of the mayor of Toulouse was taken in consultation with the prefect of the Occitanie region.


The actor will not be able to perform in Toulouse. Jean-Luc Moudenc refuses to welcome in his commune Sous bracelet: an extraordinary show, the last stand-up of the comedian.


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I signed the municipal decree banning Dieudonné's show this morning," said Jean-Luc Moudenc, LR mayor of Toulouse. The mayor announced Wednesday the pure and simple censorship of Under bracelet: an extraordinary show, the stand-up of the controversial comedian which was to take place Thursday, August 17 in his commune.

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It's very weird this story. We do not know the place of the event, it is not normal to proceed like this, "says the mayor. Beyond the "methods" he castigates, Jean-Luc Moudenc considers that Dieudonné "spreads a discourse that divides society. He is sometimes left-wing, sometimes far right, he makes anti-Semitic, homophobic, racist remarks, etc. It sows hatred and discord as if we don't have to face too many divisions already." "The regular and assumed remarks" of the comedian "contribute to the fragmentation of national cohesion," reads the municipal bylaw.

On the website of the artist, considered anti-Semitic, homophobic and racist, it is still possible to book tickets for the show that was to take place in Toulouse. Ditto for Montpellier where the mayor has also taken the decision to ban the representation. The locations are never specified. It simply says: "The exact location will be communicated to you by SMS no later than a few hours before the performance." A headache for elected officials. "If he decides to do the show in a neighboring town, my prohibition order will not work," laments Jean-Luc Moudenc. The mayor of Toulouse expresses the wish to strengthen the legislation because, "it is not easy to fight an opponent who advances masked, with a strategy of concealment".

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"The prefecture will make the necessary arrangements"

The decision of the mayor of Toulouse was taken in consultation with the prefect of the Occitanie region. Contacted, the latter did not wish to respond, but proceeded to send a statement. "Pierre-André Durand fully supports this decision, which aims, in particular, to prevent any breach of public order. The prefecture shall take all necessary measures for the proper execution of this order."

The comedian has been convicted several times for racial insult, incitement to hatred and glorification of terrorism. In 2021, the Court of Appeal handed down a two-year prison sentence against Dieudonné for tax evasion and misuse of company assets. It is arranged and the actor gets to purge it at his home with an electronic bracelet. Dieudonné also states, in the summary of his show that he "has an exceptional exit to exercise his profession, which is the realization of shows".

Source: lefigaro

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