Arsonist firebombs country home of France's President of the National Assembly while he and partner were out - as friend Macron blasts 'violence and intimidation' amid Yellow Vest chaos | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Arsonist firebombs country home of France's President of the National Assembly while he and partner were out - as friend Macron blasts 'violence and intimidation' amid Yellow Vest chaos

A criminal enquiry has been launched after an arson attack on the home of the President of France's National Assembly.

Richard Ferrand, who is the equivalent of the Speaker in Britain's House of Commons and a close personal friend of President Emmanuel Macron, described the attack on the property in his Brittany constituency as 'violence and intimidation'.

The National Gendarmerie discovered a blanket, tire residue and a homemade torch soaked in fuel on the site, leaving 'the criminal origin in no doubt,' according to a statement from Mr Ferrand's office.

The attack follows months of regular disturbances by the Yellow Vest anti-government movement, who have been behind similar blazes.

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