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.

  • simus1

    Not a very smart move by the authorities.
    If there is one particular group of people in France who know where many of the most secret and embarrassing political screwups are buried it would be past and present high ranking officers of the Foreign Legion.

  • vimy

    Antagonizing someone who knows how to lead in a fight may not be such a good idea.

  • Spatchcocked

    Grist for the mill of course but a tremendously valuable opportunity has been missed.
    If only the gendarmerie had vociferously openly categorically REFUSED to arrest the General because he is a hero of France who etcetcetc……on our behalf….our honour…..our fellow French citizens in peril aux armes etc etc Madeline etc etc…

  • mauser 98

    rapefugees run wild
    a million more on the way

    .. arrest a patriot..a General

  • Spatchcocked

    Trump has puddle jumped the Atlantic…..this should strengthen UKIPs hand.

  • G

    The ruling elite and their enforcer thugs have no respect for a real patriot.

  • Spatchcocked

    A few fotos of Enoch on placards would be nice as well reading Enoch was Right! ……as the British cabbies used to say.

  • canminuteman


    The foreign legion have a history of not staying out of politics. The government might want to be careful.

  • roccolore

    That’s how it is in Europe. Arrest soldiers, but welcome pro-jihadists who praised the Paris attacks.

  • Spatchcocked

    Oh well…..patience…..it’s another step closer to the inevitable. Hopefully he was well liked by his men cause that kind of respect and loyalty counts for a lot and lasts forever.
    Like USA Marines. There are millions and millions of marines in the USA and they are all sharpshooters….every man Jack of them