Locals fight to block opening of far-right bar in central Lille

Locals in the northern city of Lille are fighting back in a bid to stop a far-right group from opening a bar in the centre of Lille in northern France. Far-right group Generation Identitaire has plans to open a new bar in the centre of Lille, just 200 metres from the Grand Palais. It will also contain a boxing gym, a cinema, and a library, mainly planned to function like a headquarters for the group’s supporters in the northern city.The bar, called La Citadelle, is scheduled to open on September 24th, but has already prompted calls for the bar to be banned. A petition launched by local Greens councilor Josiane Dabit has garnered over 4,300 signatures since Friday.  “There’s just one word: Unacceptable,” reads the petition, which has been addressed to the town’s mayor.”I am deeply concerned, this place will propagate hate and cause incidents that are beyond control,” she told the local La Voix du Nord newspaper.In a city where we pride ourselves on living together, a bar like this simply doesn’t have a future.”

via thelocal.fr: Locals fight to block opening of far-right bar in central Lille

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