Fear of angry French butchers sees vegan fest cancelled


A vegan festival due to be held in the centre of Lille in north-east France in early September has been called off by the City Hall for 'safety' reasons after a butchers' federation announced they would hold a nearby counter-barbeque for carnivors in anger at vanadalsim of several butchers' shops in the region allegedly by vegan acitivists.

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The French town of Calais has been no stranger to public disorder in recent years, with recurrent battles between police and migrants or striking ferry workers making headlines across the world, reports The Telegraph.