Ex-French Foreign Legion commander arrested at anti-Islam rally, due in court on Monday

General Christian Piquemal, a respected former French Legion commander, is among the dozens arrested during Europe-wide protests against the ongoing migrant influx.

The arrest at the PEGIDA rally in Calais on Saturday was one of 20, and came as clashes erupted between the ‘anti-Islamization’ group and the police in the French port city. The troubles kicked
off after the authorities canceled the planned rally.

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