Paris: A French court has upheld the Paris police chief's order to ban a planned demonstration against radical Islamists in the wake of France's worst terrorism in decades.
The Paris administrative tribunal ruled in an accelerated judgment today that police were authorized to ban tomorrow's “Islamists out of France” rally. Two groups that promote secular and republican values were key organizers of the planned demonstration.
A police official confirmed the ruling after Paris police chief Bernard Boucault ordered the ban because the rally might incite civil unrest.
The decision came as municipal leaders begrudgingly assented to secret burials of the two brothers behind the deadly shootings at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper last week.That attack was part of a three-day terrorism spree by three gunmen who killed 17 people in Paris.