Charlie Hebdo – The Hergé Museum cancels the Charlie Hebdo exhibition for security reasons
Thursday, 22 January 2015
The Hergé Museum in Louvain-la-Neuve has decided to cancel the Charlie Hebdo exhibition it was hoping to open on Thursday. It was to be a tribute to the Charlie Hebdo authors who died for Freedom of Speech, the Le Soir website said on Wednesday evening. It will not open for security reasons. The mayor of Louvain-la-Neuve, Jean-Luc Roland, chief of police Maurice Leveque and the commissioner Vinciane Bertrand informed Nick Rodwell, the administrative delegate for Moulinsart, of the risks and dangers the exhibition could pose to the museum staff and residents of Louvain-la-Neuve.
“For me, there is no question taking even the smallest risk with the safety of staff and residents”, said Nick Rodwell. “The Hergé Museum is not there to fan the fire. We will take a few days to think, and then we’ll see if it is possible to find a safe solution for everyone”.