the feminist collectives had warned, the private public of spectacle in Marseille!

The inevitable happened. Several feminist collectives are currently blocking the entrance to the Marseille Silo. The performance hall in which Gérard Depardieu must perform this Thursday, June 15 as part of his recital “Depardieu sings Barbara”. A show that does not pass for many associations, which tried to cancel the performance at the beginning of June with a letter addressed directly to the mayor of Marseille, Benoît Payan.

“His coming is a problem for us. This all the more so since he sings Barbara, who herself was the victim of sexual violence and incest which she denounced in particular in L’Aigle noir. That this man resume these songs- that is not tolerable”denounces Iris as reported 20 minutesa Marseillaise member of the collective lesbian seating who signed, along with ten other associations, the collective letter addressed to the municipality. Faced with the silence of the mayor, the collectives decided to take action.

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Gérard Depardieu’s show in Marseille blocked by associations

This Tuesday at first, with various collages on the facade of the Silo. “The black eagle is Gérard”, “The man = the artist, no impunity for rapists”, we could read before a part was torn out. But the many associations had threatened and warned of a demonstration this Thursday, June 15 at 7 p.m. in front of the Silo to protest against the arrival of Gérard Depardieu… They stuck to it.

Indeed, many people tried to block the entrance to the theater to the public present. Clashes broke out between demonstrators and police. The collectives denounce the arrival of the artist, indicted since 2020 for “rape” and “sexual assault”. Facts denounced by actress Charlotte Arnould in 2018 while in April 2023, thirteen other women also accused him of sexual violence, in a series of testimonies collected and revealed by Mediapart.


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