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Two volunteer firemen from Geneva have been removed from their posts by local officials after making the “Quenelle” sign, made popular by the anti-Semitic French comedian Dieudonné.
A photograph of the two men was placed on the website of the comedian and a Facebook support group has already attracted many supporters.
The “Quenelle” represents a sort of inverted Nazi-type salute allegedly utilized against figures of authority as a form of protest. Supporters of Dieudonné have however been photographed making it in Israel, at Auschwitz and next to Jewish figures.Monday, December 16, 2013