French Council of State hopes overturn ruling on show

The French Council of State is set to meet in Paris later today to try and overturn a decision to allow controversial comic Dieudonne M'bala M'bala to perform a show.

Earlier today, a court in Nantes overturned a decision to ban the performance.

French humorist Dieudonne M'bala M'bala
French humorist Dieudonne M'bala M'bala Credit: REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The comedian is the creator of the "quenelle" hand gesture, which critics allege emulates the Nazi salute.

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Court upholds ban on 'anti-Semitic' French comedian

A top French court has upheld the original ban on comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala from performing after a lower court ruled he could perform in Nantes tonight. He created the "quenelle" hand gesture, which critics allege is anti-Semitic.