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Hundreds of thousands turn out to "dance to peace" in Lyon Biennale

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Hundreds of thousands turn out to "dance to peace" in Lyon Biennale

Hundreds of thousands turn out to "dance to peace" in Lyon Biennale
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Around 250,000 people turned out to watch the 18th edition of the Biennale de la Danse parade in the French city of Lyon.

One of the highlights of the festival, which runs until the end of the month, the theme this year is "peace".

Latifa Ibn Ziaten set up an association for peace after her son was murdered by Mohammed Merah. Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, she is the godmother of the parade while ex French football champion and anti racism activist Lilian Thuram is the godfather.

Thuram told Euronews: "I think that it is very important, especially today with everything that's happening politically - whether it's in France or in Europe - to do things together because of the fact we can march and dance and denounce discrimination, problems of exclusion... it's also about trust in the future, I have the feeling we need that."