To avoid civil unrest, an administrative tribunal in Paris is supporting city police chief Bernard Boucault’s directive to ban a so-called Islamists Out of France demonstration that was to have taken place Sunday, the Associated Press reported. The rally against radical Islamists would have come after three terrorist attacks in Paris this month.
One of the attacks saw gunmen kill 11 people at the office of the weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Together, the three attacks are considered representative of the worst terrorism France has experienced in decades. Several protests have been held since they were carried out.
The Islamists Out of France rally was intended to protest a decision to bury one of the alleged gunmen, Said Kouachi, in the city of Reims. Many objected to the move out of fear that his burial site could become a monument for extremists. Kouachi already has been discreetly buried, Reims Mayor Arnaud Robinet confirmed in an interview.
The suspected gunman’s younger brother, Cherif Kouachi, will be buried in his hometown of Gennevilliers, a suburb of Paris. Officials have not shared plans for the burial of Amedy Coulibaly, who killed five people in two separate attacks.