Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's right-wing National Rally party, on Thursday said that under incumbent President Emmanuel Macron the country has become greatly insecure, given a recent rise in attacks on police
MOSCOW (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 06th May, 2021) Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's right-wing National Rally party, on Thursday said that under incumbent President Emmanuel Macron the country has become greatly insecure, given a recent rise in attacks on police.
"With Emmanuel Macron, it must be admitted today, there is no longer a single place in France where we are safe, no longer a place to hide from offenders and criminals," Le Pen said on air of the BFVMTV broadcaster, adding that the state authority was at an extreme "level of disintegration" and criminals thus had no fear before the justice.
However, Le Pen noted that she did not consider such a state of affairs as inevitable, claiming that her project for the presidency would largely focus on ways to change the current situation.
"I will be the president who will embody the restoration of state authority," she stressed.
Last month, the politician confirmed her intention to run for president in the April 2022 election. She was a presidential candidate in the 2017 election, where she lost to Macron in the second round of voting, collecting 33.9% of the vote against 66.1% for Macron.
France has seen a series of attacks on police by various criminals. The latest ambush took place on Wednesday when perpetrators fired at police officers conducting an anti-drug operation in Avignon. One of the policemen succumbed to his injuries.
Another major attack, qualified by the country's government as a terrorist act, occurred in late April in the Rambouillet commune not far from Paris, when a Tunisian killed a policewoman, reportedly shouting "Allahu Akbar" during the attack. The knifeman was shot by law enforcement officers and died of wounds.