French radical-left leader slams 'politicised' police raids

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French police raided the home and offices of radical-left La France Insoumise (France unbowed) party leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon on Tuesday as part of an investigation into suspected misuse of European Parliament funds and funding irregularities in Mélenchon’s 2017 presidential campaign, prompting the 67-year-old to denounce an 'enormous operation by a politicised police force'.

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Anti-corruption investigators have raided the home and party headquarters of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, prompting a furious – and potentially illegal – protest from the leader of France’s hard left, reports The Guardian.