French 'anti-Semitic' comic defiant despite fresh legal setback
PARIS (AFP) - Controversial French comedian Dieudonne sought to defy a ban on his shows over their "anti-Semitic" slant, announcing four performances in Paris on Saturday despite a police decree in the capital against them.
The comic branded a "peddlar of hate" by the government for his diatribes against Jews announced the shows on his Facebook page, despite a police ban in force against them from Friday evening through to Wednesday.
Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala also suffered a fresh legal setback on Saturday morning when an administrative court in Orleans upheld a ban on a scheduled show in the central French city.
However the comedian was defiant, calling on his supporters in a video to buy DVDs of his show "in massive numbers".