The mayor of Saint Gilles, Charles Picqué, has submitted a decree banning the protest by the controversial French comedian Dieudonné, his cabinet revealed on Sunday morning. The protest was due to be held at 3pm at the Midi station. The mayor said he had based his decision on the high risk of public order incidents, based on the findings of reports by Ocam (Organisation for the coordination of threat analysis) and Midi police. Any protest for or against Dieudonné has also been banned to prevent incidents.
The protest was announced on the comedian’s Facebook page. People who wanted to attend the protest, which was due to take place at the Midi station, had to send an email with the word “quenelle”, to take part in a “paper chase”.
The Brussels Civil Tribunal authorised the owner of the Forest-National concert hall not to honour its contract for “The Foul Beast”, planned for Sunday the 17th of May. It decided Productions de la Plume was deceived as to the nature of the show. A protest at Tour & Taxis organised by Dieudonné was banned by Brussels mayor Yvan Mayeur on the same day.