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Brussels police decide to interrupt Farage and Orbán’s right-wing rally – POLITICO

“It’s really something out of a phony dictatorship,” Frank Füredi, one of the organizers of the right-wing think tank MCC, which is co-sponsoring the event, told POLITICO. “They are trying to use a technical reason to make a political point. They told the owner that if it wasn’t closed, they would cut off the electricity. »

The Claridge event space was already the third venue for the conference, after its first space, the Concert Noble, had refused it under pressure from the socialist mayor of Brussels Philippe Close, and the liberal mayor of Etterbeek had applied pressure on the luxurious Sofitel hotel only to have him cancel it on the second attempt.

The Claridge event space was already the third venue for the conference, after its first venue refused it under pressure from the socialist mayor of Brussels.| Eddy Wax/POLITICS

Emir Kir, mayor of Saint-Josse-ten-Noode where the Claridge is located, earlier told POLITICO by email that he would “immediately take steps to ban” the event.

Police told organizers there was a risk protesters would cause civil unrest at the scene later in the afternoon. Anthony Gilland, MCC chief of staff, told police she would challenge the mayor’s decision to keep the show on the road in court.

Other scheduled attendees at the event included right-wing darlings Suella Braverman, the former British interior minister, and Eric Zemmour, a staunch far-right who ran for president of France in 2022 .

The NatCon conference is organized by the Edmund Burke Foundation, a right-wing think tank.

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