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French 'anti-Semitic' comic drops controversial show

Published on Jan 11, 2014 10:48 PM

PARIS (AFP) - French comedian Dieudonne sought on Saturday to circumvent a ban imposed on his controversial show over its "anti-Semitic" slant, replacing it with a new performance complete with "a few tai-chi moves".

Earlier in the day he had announced his intention to go ahead with four performances in Paris, despite the Friday-to-Wednesday ban on the show titled "The Wall".

Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala will instead present an alternate performance called "Asu Zoa" on a "different theme", his lawyer Jacques Verdier said, noting that the ban was specifically on "The Wall" and not the new show.

The comedian had also cancelled a scheduled show in the central French city of Orleans after losing a legal challenge to get the ban lifted, Verdier said.

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