Suspect arrested by French police in assassination attempt against Macron

Today, Saturday, French newspaper Parisien reported that French police have arrested an extremist activist suspected of attempting to assassinate French President Emmanuel Macron.

The newspaper added in its article: “The far-left activist is under investigation and is currently in jail. He is accused of attempting to assassinate French President Emmanuel Macron in April.”

According to the publication, we are talking about an incident that occurred on April 27 during the visit of the President of France to the Dou region on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the country. The news of Macron’s participation spread through the media a few days ago, and opponents of Macron’s policies, especially pension reform, immediately gathered. The demonstrators tried to break through the cordon, which forced the gendarmes to use tear gas.

After the event ended, the 20-year-old left-wing activist fired a smoke bomb at the helicopter as Macron left. Upon completion of the investigation, the identity of the perpetrator was established, after which he was detained at his home and placed under arrest. For its part, the anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office charged him with three charges: an attempt to destroy a gendarmerie helicopter, an attempt to kill the security personnel inside it, and an attempt to assassinate the head of state.

The detainee himself did not deny his action and said that he wanted to make it clear to Macron in this way that the population of the country does not agree with his policy.

Source: News

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