Five days before the first round of France’s presidential election, two men have been arrested on suspicion of planning an imminent attack.
The suspects, aged 23 and 29, were detained in Marseille by elite police and domestic intelligence agents after a search that had lasted several days.
Both men are French citizens said to have been radicalised in prison.
French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen told a political rally on Sunday that the euro currency which she wants France to ditch was like a knife in the ribs of the French people.
The leader of the eurosceptic National Front (FN) also told the rally in the city of Bordeaux that the forthcoming election for president could herald a “change in civilization”.
The candidate for president of France Marine Le Pen has stated that the European Union will die and that globalists will be defeated.
At an election meeting in Lille, she accused her rivals in the elections - Emmanuel Macron and François Fillon of betrayal because of their political platforms in support of the EU and market economy.