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Four men charged for far-right plot to disrupt WW1 events

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Four men charged for far-right plot to disrupt WW1 events
French President Emmanuel Macron at a memorial in the clearing of Rethondes (the Glade of the Armistice) in Compiègne on Saturday. Photo: Phillippe Wojazer/POOL/AFP
09:10 CET+01:00
Four people arrested and linked to the French extreme right were on Saturday charged over a suspected plot to attack President Emmanuel Macron during World War I remembrance ceremonies.
The four men aged between 22 and 62 appeared before an anti-terrorism judge in Paris and were charged with associating with terrorists and arms possession. 
 
They were arrested on Tuesday after one man, living in southeastern France and armed with a knife, travelled to Moselle, eastern France, where he met with three other suspects.
 
 At the time, Macron was touring nearby World War I battlefields and meeting with local people.
 
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