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Swastika BACKLASH

Fueled Paris Riot

7/29/2012 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0728_madonna_tmzThat riot at a Madonna concert in Paris had nothing to do with her brief performance -- it was payback for Madge's repeated use of a video featuring a swastika on a French politician ... this according to fans at the show and sources connected to the venue.

TMZ spoke with several people who were in the crowd Thursday night (and have been to several of Madonna's recent concerts). They say there were 10 or so "fans" in the audience who started the ruckus ... and those people were overheard yelling about Marine Le Pen.

We're told several members of this group we're holding up signs they'd brought to show support for Le Pen.

Madonna has been at odds with Le Pen ever since she started projecting the right-wing leader's face -- with a swastika over it -- during this tour.



We're told local police spoke to members of Madonna's crew the day after the concert ... and said they believe the riot was preplanned by a group of locals looking to cause trouble.

 According to our sources, the majority of Madonna fans knew to expect a short show -- as all her club dates tend to be -- so that could not have been the cause of the riot.

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LDB    

Madonna thinks she's all that and a bag of chips...

724 days ago
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Symian    

I really don't think they rioted because of the Swastika over a politicians face. I think they rioted because they were afraid she'd flash the crowd like she did in Turkey. ;)

724 days ago
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PopTart    

They call that a riot? They should come to LA and learn a thing or two about how to riot.

724 days ago
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virginie    

I was there, It wasn't a riot, but fans inside and outside the theater were hungry because the show started at 10:50pm and ended at 11:45. She sang only 10 songs.

724 days ago
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Lucas    

I don't understand this but,Madona did you bang Chip Z Nuff from Enuff's E Nuff, you know steve adlers buddy? I was crashin in in his studio in the basement around 2009. Well rock-n-roll chef Marty told me a bunch of stories... lol

724 days ago
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sean    

I'm TEAM MADONNA!
The woman she outed for being a racist is in fact a racist, and has been link to several neo Nazi groups.
Madonna is doing what artist have always done speak out against dangerous people in society.

724 days ago
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N    

I wonder what she would do if someone used her image without her permission? Hmmmmm

724 days ago
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1    

The French are very proud and dislike it tremendously, when outsiders get involved with interior politics. That`s probably the reason. It's best not to want to make any political statements that they feel is none of anybody else's concern, be it the FN or any other political party for that matter. They consider it patronizing.

724 days ago
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mimi    

TMZ are you becoming stupid ? You should check your information before writing wrong thing. IT WASNT A RIOT. PEOPLE WERE YELLING about the short show and the fact she take her fans for dumb by arriving late and stayed for 45 minutes.

IM AGAINST MARINE LEPEN and her fan so. I'm not a fan of madonna, but AMERICAN artist really should respect their fan because THEY are the queens of arriving late. IN FRANCE we like things in time.

IF YOU OPEN YOUR EARS in the video they say " shame on you" because of the short show, not because of Marine Lepen. pffff

724 days ago
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GLaDOS    

Just shut up and sing your crappy 25 year old songs. Nobody gives a f*** about your opinions, Grandma.

723 days ago
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lord flashheart    

240 euro for a 45 minute playbackshow that included a 10 minute monologue..thats what we call a rip-off.
The show was sold out for a long long time , so it's real hard to believe some locals started trouble.

723 days ago
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TMP    

Oh Madonna.. you gross, washed up old lady. So desperate to say relevant and seem young that she's now making drug references, using shock to get a reaction.. trying whatever she can to stay in the spotlight. She needs to accept that she's like 60 now... her time is over. Retire, take your money and your boytoy and go somewhere else.

723 days ago
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chantal    

Wow, very good PR indeed! I was at the concert and trust me NOBODY expected the show to be this short so yeah keep looking for plots, schemes whatever SHE SCREWED US BIG TIME! And yes she's a GROSSE SALOPE!

723 days ago
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nono    

it wasn't a riot.people were angry because madonna was late and her show only lasted 50 minutes.that's what we heard on french tv(I'm french).and believe me marine le pen is racist just like her father who is a retired politician.

723 days ago
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Truth    

TMZ IS FULL OF NUTCASES AGAIN. PEOPLE WERE SCREAMING AND YELLING CAUSE GRANDONNA RIPPED THEM OFF WITH A SHORT SHOW WHILST FANS PAID TOP DOLLAR FOR THE TICKETS. QUITE FRANKLY, WHY THE F*CK BOTHER... ALL THE FREEBIE SH*T IS ON THE YOUTUBE ANYWAY.
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"She is such a bitch peolple paid lot of money and she did a 45 minutes show, the crowd got really mad they called a bitch and screamed "remboursé" very bad for her. here the video." http://www.closermag.fr/content/69846/madonna-ses-fans-crient-remboursez-apres-son-concert-lolympia
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#TRUTH!!

723 days ago
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