France's interior minister Manuel Valls said his department are looking for ways to ban comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala for repeatedly making the gesture Jewish rights groups have branded the "Nazi salute in reverse."
Dieudonne has been fined several times for hate speech, but he says the gesture stands for anti-Zionism and anti-establishment. In a statement, Valls said:
Dieudonne M’bala M’bala doesn’t seem to recognize any limits any more. From one comment to the next, as he has shown in several television shows, he attacks the memory of Holocaust victims in an obvious and unbearable way.
More top news
Man's best friend really does understand some of what we are saying, scientists are suggesting.
Selena Gomez said she was taking time out to deal with panic attacks and depression thought to be a side effect of her lupus disease.
Temperatures will be highest in the southeast, reaching a high of 24 Celsius (75F) here.