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 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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