Six arrested over 'attack plot' against Macron

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Five men and a woman which prosecutors said have links to far-right circles have been arrested in several locations across France on suspicion of preparing a 'violent' aatack against President Emmanuel Macron.

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Six people have been arrested in France on suspicion of planning to carry out a "violent" attack on President Emmanuel Macron, officials say, reports BBC News.

The individuals, reported to be five men and a woman, were picked up by the French security services in Brittany, north-east and south-east France.

An investigation is now taking place into a "criminal terrorist association", a judicial source said.

Details of the suspects and the alleged plot have not yet been released.

"This investigation is looking into a plot, vague and ill-defined at this stage, involving violent action against the president of the republic," prosecutors said on Tuesday.

The suspects had reportedly been under surveillance by France's domestic security agency, the Direction Générale de la Sécurité Intérieure (DGSI).

Read more of this report from BBC News.

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