General kicked out of army after taking part in ‘banned’ anti-Islam rally
Gen Christian Piquemal, 75, who commanded the elite Foreign Legion for five years and has been retired for 16, was arrested after taking part in a Europe-wide demonstration against the so-called ‘Islamisation of the continent,’ before being released on grounds of poor health.
The former military top brass was discharged and did not have to go to trial, but his actions were not left unpunished.
In March, French defence minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, opened disciplinary proceedings against the fallen army star, which resulted in his being dismissed from the army in September.
Gen Piquemal told... read more
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