Council of State overturns ruling on comic's show

The French Council of State has overturned a decision to allow controversial comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala to perform tonight.

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

Local authorities in Nantes had barred the opening date of the comedian's tour on the grounds of risk to public order.

Read: Court overturns ban on controversial comedian's show

Advertisement

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.