French General arrested at anti-migrant protest in Calais

The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/07/french-foreign-legion-chief-christian-piquemal-arrested-anti-migrant-protest

Gen Christian Piquemal, second right, addresses demonstrators at the rally, which had been banned in Calais

French General arrested at anti-migrant protest in Calais


French police arrested retired general Christian Piquemal and 19 other protesters at a banned anti-migrant rally in Calais.

The 75 years old general was a former member of the French Foreign Legion from which he was the head from 1994-99. He was also deputy head of the military office for three Socialist prime ministers: Michel Rocard, Édith Cresson and Pierre Bérégovoy. Moreover, until two years ago, he was president of the National Union of Parachutists.

The events took place on Saturday...


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