French radical left leader Mélenchon sentenced for intimidation


Jean-Luc Mélenchon was filmed shouting 'I am the Republic!' at a police officer and shoving him, and with colleagues he then tried to break into the party HQ.

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A French court has given far-left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon a three-month suspended prison term and an €8,000 (£6,700) fine for intimidating officials investigating his funding, reports the BBC.