Archive/File: fascism/france reuter.040295f Last-Modified: 1995/04/02 French demonstrators urge ban on Le Pen rally MARSEILLE, France, April 2 (Reuter) - Several hundred people demonstrated in the French Mediterranean city of Marseille on Sunday in protest at extreme rightist Jean-Marie Le Pen holding a presidential campaign rally. Organisers said 1,000 protesters took part in the demonstration ahead of a meeting by Le Pen and his anti-immigration National Front in the nearby town of Aix-en-Provence later on Sunday. Demonstrators with banners proclaiming ``No to fascism, Le Pen out'' had appealed for the rally to be banned after Front activists were suspected of shooting dead a teenager from the Comoros islands off East Africa in Marseille in February. Marseille's Socialist mayor Robert Vigouroux last month banned Le Pen, who currently enjoys around eight percent support in opinion polls ahead of the April-May presidential election, from holding a rally in the port city.
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