Frontnacht festival organisation does not go to State Council

The organisation of the right-wing extremist festival Frontnacht will not appeal to the Council of State against the decision of the Ypres city council to withdraw the festival permit. According to the organisation, there is too little time to organise the festival in the event of a positive decision by the Council of State. This is what Wim De Wit, chairman of the IJzerwake, said on Radio 2.

The Ypres town council decided Tuesday afternoon that the festival Frontnacht could not take place. According to the city, the condition that there should be no connection with neo-Nazism and neo-fascism is not met. After the decision, the organisation of the festival considered going to the Council of State against the decision.

In the end, the organisation decided not to do so. "We think there is a chance that it will be won, but the ruling would only be a few days before Front Night. Then we can no longer get the practical organisation ready in a good way", it sounded at Radio 2.

The organisation still claims compensation for the costs already made in the run-up to the festival. Ypres town council has already let it be known that it will not be responding to this demand.




© BELGA PHOTO NICOLAS MAETERLINCK - Picture shows the 20th edition of the 'IJzerwake' ceremony at the 'Gebroeders Van Raemdonck Monument' in Ieper (Ypres), Sunday 29 August 2021. The Ijzerwake commemorates the victims of the two World Wars combined with a rally for Flemish independence. The event derives its name from the Ijzer (Yser) river where the most deadly battles of WWI were fought.

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