|Henri-michel Comet, prefect of the Loire-Atlantic|
20minutes.fr, January 13, 2016
Translated from French by Tom Winter
Nantes: Azov reunion put under interdiction by the Prefect
SOCIETY:A stop of interdiction published Wednesday on the conference
It was supposed to happen Saturday, in a unknown venu, in Nantes. A conference featuring a former volunteer of the Azov Battalion, organized by a neo-nazi organization, has been forbidden by the prefect of Loire-Atlantique.
A stop was published Wednesday on the prefecture’s site, in which there was a risk noted of the defence of acts of violence, racism, or of nazism” if such a meeting took place.
For her part, the mayor of Nantes, Johanna Rolland attested that no municipal meeting site would be hosting such a meeting. “I firmly condemn this group, the ideology it bears, and any reunion of this type,” she wrote in a press release.
For previous publications about the Azov meeting in Nantes planned for January 16, see Nantes.