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Police clear a camp in Saint-Denis, near Paris
14/01/2014 - France - Romania - Bulgaria

French Socialists double Roma evictions

France's government closed down a record number of Roma camps, evicting nearly 20,000 people in 2013, according to a report by human-rights campaigners.
A poster for Dieudonné M'bala M'bala's show, Le Mur
11/01/2014 - France

Controversial comic Dieudonné scraps show but announces Paris performances despite ban

French comic Dieudonné said Saturday he would defy a ban on appearances in Paris as ministers threatened to try to ban his allegedly anti-Semitic remarks from the internet.
French humorist Dieudonne M'bala M'bala (2ndR) waves to fans as he leaves the Zenith concert hall in Nantes
10/01/2014 - France

French government cries victory after 'anti-Semitic' comic ban

The French government declared it had won a victory in its battle with controversial comedian Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala's after the coutry's top court banned his one-man show in the western city of Nantes on Thursday.

Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala in a video broadcast via internet.
09/01/2014 - France

Court overturns ban on 'anti-Semitic' comedian's one-man show

French Interior Minister Manuel Valls on Thursday rushed to the country's highest constitutional court to appeal against the lifting of a ban on a one-man show by comedian Dieudonné M'Bala ...
French Interior Minister Manuel Valls (R) has called Dieudonné MBala Mbala a small businessman of anti-Semitism
08/01/2014 - France

Comedian's lawyers fight French ban on 'anti-Semitic' shows

French comedian Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala has launched legal challenges against attempts to ban his one-man show in several French cities following a circular from Interior Minister Manuel Valls ...
07/01/2014 - France

Hollande backs ban on antisemitic Dieudonné shows

French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday endorsed government attempts to ban the performance by Dieudonné of his one-man show which has been widely condemned as antisemitic. ...
Arno Klarsfeld and his family have called for protests against the French comic
04/01/2014 - France

Nazi-hunting family calls for protests against French comic Dieudonné

A Nazi-hunting family has called on people to rise up against the controversial French comedian Dieudonné who has accrued large fines for fomenting hatred against Jews.

Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala
27/12/2013 - France

France to ban 'anti-Semitic' comedian

The French government intends to ban performances by comedian Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala, claiming he uses them to stir up anti-Semitism.
French Education Minister Vincent Peillon
24/12/2013 - France

France eases hijab ban on school trips

French mothers can wear Islamic headscarves when they accompany their children on school trips, France’s Council of State ruled on Monday.
Bruno Golnish (g.) et Marine Le Pen (d.), encadrant Jean-Marie Le Pen (c.), au Parlement européen, le 11 décembre 2013.
20/12/2013 - France

Jean-Marie Le Pen fined for dubbing Roma thieves

Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of France's Front National (FN) has been fined 5,000 euros for accusing the Roma population of being habitual thieves.