A French ultranationalist movement posted several posts on Telegram informing readers about a major "Conference of nationalists," set to take place in the French city of Lyon, starting Friday, November 11-13. The group used a number of affiliated Telegram channels to promote the event, and the posts were circulated by a number of extremist elements on Telegram. The published agenda clarified that Friday the 11th and Saturday the 12th were scheduled for "work tasks" with members only, while November 13 would be open to the public and include a number of lectures.
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Speakers Include Antisemitic Figures
While no information was published about the work task meetings on November 11 and 12, the November 13 public meeting was covered by social media. Featured lecturers included numerous antigovernment extremists.
Notably, the event featured an extremist who has been repeatedly convicted of antisemitic and racist offenses in the past.
Items For Sale: Antisemitic Books And Posters
Photos of the event posted on Telegram by an ultranationalist user show a table laid out with books and posters for sale. Among these items is a book with an overtly antisemitic title by an author who served several months in prison for antisemitism and Holocaust denial. Also on the table is a poster of Hitler.