Attempt to Assassinate France’s President Emmanuel Macron; Six People Arrested

Six people suspected of planning a violent action against Emmanuel Macron were arrested according to the authorities.

The BBC reports that the individuals, who are five men and one woman, were arrested Monday in the north-east and south-east of France by the French security services.

According to a judicial source, an investigation is underway on a “criminal terrorist criminal conspiracy. The details of the suspects and the alleged conspiracy have not yet been disclosed.

“This investigation is aimed at a project, imprecise and ill-defined at this stage, violent action against the president of the republic,” said prosecutors Tuesday.

France: Attempt to assassinate Emmanuel Macron, six people arrested

The six people are all linked to the ultra-right, according to AFP , from sources close to the survey.
The arrests were conducted as part of an open investigation for ” criminal terrorist criminal conspiracy “. ” This investigation aims at a project, imprecise and ill defined at this stage, violent action ” against Emmanuel Macron, according to one of the sources close to the investigation.

The arrests took place in the eastern regions of the Moselle and Isère and in the northern region of Ile-et-Vilaine, officials said.

Last year, a 23-year-old man who described himself as a “nationalist” was arrested on 28 June in Argenteuil. He planned to attack the president during the July 14 parade. The young man had been spotted on the internet by the authorities, after seeking to obtain a firearm.

In the past, President Jacques Chirac had already been targeted by an attempted bombing on the Champs-Elysées by Maxime Brunerie on July 14, 2002.

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