Emmanuel Makron: Arrest for suspected extreme right plot to attack French President


The French intelligence service, the DGSI, said the six people were arrested in three separate areas: Isère, southeast of Lyon. Moselle, on the border with Germany and Luxembourg. and Ille-et-Vilaine, in the northwest near the town of Rennes.

Suspects include five men and women between the ages of 22 and 62, a judicial source close to the investigator told CNN. Everyone has links to the far right, the interior ministry said in a statement.

"The investigation looks at a vague and loosely formed plan for violent action against the President of the Republic," said the source of justice, which declined to be called to discuss a continuing investigation.

The arrests come after Macron's warning in an interview with Le Courrier Picard on Sunday about the growing threat of the far-right movement, adding that complacency in the early 1900s paved the way for Hitler's rise to Germany and Mussolini to Italy .
According to Reuters, the ultra-stratified Eurosceptic National Rally of France – formerly known as the National Front – leads the polls against Macron before the European Parliament elections in May. The party is led by Marine Le Pen.