French comic Dieudonne: Show ban reinstated in France
The highest court in France has reinstated a ban on a show by controversial comic Dieudonne M'bala M'bala, just before it was due to open.
Interior Minister Manuel Valls appealed to the Council of State to intervene minutes after a judge in the city of Nantes overturned the ban.
The comic has seven convictions for anti-Semitic hate speech.
He has already arrived at the theatre in Nantes, where more than 5,000 people were due to see the show.
Gavin Hewitt reports from Nantes.
09 Jan 2014
- From the section Europe