Former radical-left party candidate hails gendarme's death on Twitter

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Stéphane Poussier, a parliamentary candidate in elections in 2017 for the radical-left France Insoumise (France Unbowed) party, has been arrested after sending a message via Twitter rejoicing over the death of gendarmerie officer Arnaud Beltrame, who voluntarily took the place of a hostage during Friday's terrorist shootings in south-west France and who subsequently died from gunshot and stab wounds.

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A former French leftwing parliamentary candidate has been arrested over his tweets about a policeman killed during a jihadist siege in southern France last week, reports BBC News.