- After a long and comprehensive investigation, the French anti-terrorism police arrested ten young right-wing extremists. The nine young men and a woman aged 17 to 25 have been arrested in the department of Seine-Saint-Denis northeast of Paris and near the southern port of Marseille.
The arrest of a 21-year-old right-wing extremist in June brought the case into a raid. He knew that he was a follower of Norwegian extremist massacre Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in 2011.
Justice refuses to provide details about detention, but French media report Tuesday that the group wanted attacks on politicians, including a spokesman for the Cabinet and one of the employees of President Macron. Mosques would also have been a target.
Over the past three years in France more than 230 people have died in attacks by Islamic terrorists. For this reason, the emergency situation in the country has been in force since the November 2011 bombing in Paris.