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Four charged over suspected French president attack plot

Le président français Emmanuel Macron à Thiepval le 9 novembre 2018, lors d'une cérémonie marquant le centenaire de la fin de la Première Guerre Mondiale

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, traveled 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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