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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
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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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