A former commander of the French Foreign Legion is facing prison for protesting against the number of UK-bound refugees in Calais.
Christian Piquemal was arrested after speaking in front of supporters of Pediga, an extreme right-wing anti-immigrant movement based in Germany, during a banned protest on Saturday.
Piquemal, 75, who led the legendary fighting force between 1994 and 1999, said he wanted to prevent ‘the decline of my country’ during the protest in the French port city.
I don’t know enough of French politics and military affairs to guess what import this will have, if any. Still, it’s… interesting, since there is something of a track record in these matters. See THIS, and then THIS.