A campaign group tried to set the Front National building on fire
Firefighters rushed to the building in central Paris at around 2:40am this morning when police sources said that the fire was “probably of criminal origin”.
The group “Fighting Xenophobie”- Fighting Racism, has admitted carrying out the attack by throwing Molotov cocktails at the building.
I am not surprised because the government of Francois Hollande has let them do it for months
The group’s spokesperson said: “This will continue every day until the election”.
The action only destroyed a door and a doormat of the building, which is not far from the l’Elysee. .
Marine Le Pen was not in the building and said: “I didn’t know anything about it until the authorities contacted me.
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“These groups are the ones who destroyed businesses, burned cars in demonstrations, attack the police.
“I am not surprised because the government of Francois Hollande has let them do it for months.”
The Home Secretary, Matthias Fekl, said he is in contact with the Front National to potentially improve their security, saying the incident was “unacceptable”.
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