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The mayor of Bordeaux bans a Dieudonné show, the prefecture supports him

2023-09-30T14:21:34.257Z

Highlights: The mayor of Bordeaux bans a Dieudonné show, the prefecture supports him. "You can't laugh at anti-Semitism, especially when it's a very lucrative business," says the prefect of Gironde. The comedian has been subject to many criminal convictions for having held negationist speeches, inciting racial hatred, or advocating terrorism. The show was to be held in a secret location, unveiled a few hours before the performance only to people who had bought a ticket.


Already banned from several cities in France, the comedian was banned from performing in Bordeaux due in particular to a "risk of unrest".


It will not happen. The prefect of Gironde "supported" Saturday the decision of the mayor of Bordeaux, Pierre Hurmic, to ban a show of the comedian Dieudonné, who was to play there on October 6. Support motivated by the "risk of disturbances to public order" created by this event, justified Etienne Guyot in a statement. Dieudonné's show was to be held in a secret location, unveiled a few hours before the performance only to people who had bought a ticket.

The prefect "invites the mayors of other communes of the department to take the same measures if the place of representation were to change", he added, ensuring that "the prefecture will take the necessary measures for the proper execution of this decree".

"You can't laugh at anti-Semitism"

Alerted by the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions of France (Crif), the mayor of Bordeaux Pierre Hurmic had taken a decree Friday to ban this show, because of the many criminal convictions that the comedian has been subject to for having held negationist speeches, inciting racial hatred, or advocating terrorism.

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These remarks, these regular and assumed condemnations, reflect a deliberate desire to undermine the dignity of the human person, which constitutes a component of public order, "he told France Bleu Gironde. "You can't laugh at anti-Semitism, especially when it's a very lucrative business ... We, the mayors, we are also the guardians of certain forms of republican order and I, I do not compromise with that, "had concluded the elected ecologist.

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Entitled "under bracelet", in reference to the execution outside the walls of a prison sentence, Dieudonné's show has already been banned in recent weeks in Grenoble, Rouen, Besançon or Montpellier.

Source: leparis

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