France's first deradicalization centre aimed at freeing those who have been convinced by the ideology of extremist Islam is due to open before the summer - but not if the angry locals can prevent it.

The announcement about the new centre was made this week but the location of the centre had been kept secret. However, it wasn't long before it was leaked.

The centre, which will aim to convince people to turn their backs on extremism, will be located at Beaumont-en-Véron in the Indre et Loire département of central France.

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