Keyword: quenelle

Anelka gesture comic Dieudonne banned from UK

Home Office has barred entry to the French comedian, who had been due to visit his friend the West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka.

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Dieudonne: Hollande backs Nantes and Tours bans

French president calls on prefects to be 'vigilant and inflexible' faced with breaches of 'republican principles' as comedian's shows get banned.

France moves to ban controversial comic

Bordeaux is first city to ban planned show by comedian Dieudonné after interior minister issues tough new guidelines to regional officials.

French comic Dieudonne 'must pay racism fines' - interior minister

Manuel Valls accuses controversial comedian of trying to bankrupt himself to avoid paying fines for racist abuse totalling tens of thousands of euros.

French comedian at centre of Nicolas Anelka row faces ban

Cities across France are considering banning the one-man-show of comedian Dieudonné who popularised the 'Nazi' salute used by Anelka.

Nicolas Anelka hits back at French politicians over 'quenelle' criticism

England-based French football star claims the controversial salute is simply anti-establishment and not racist and insists he is not anti-Semetic.

French sports minister denounces 'disgusting' Anelka gesture

French footballer Nicolas Anelka appeared to make an inverted Nazi salute, known as the 'quenelle', after scoring a goal for his English club.

Six arrested over Lyon vigilante attacks against alleged anti-Semites

Six people have been arrested for attacks on individuals performing the 'quenelle', a gesture associated with anti-Semitism, on social networks.