Retired French Police Officers Join Troops Calling for Action to Prevent ‘Civil War’


In April, a French news magazine published a letter signed by over 1,200 military personnel, among them 20 prominent retired generals, warning that radical ideologies and religious extremism could cause a civil war and the disintegration of france. In a new letter last Sunday, servicemen again warned of a civil war danger and urged Paris to act.

A group of retired French police officers has issued a new open letter to President Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister Jean Castex, and the French Senate demanding safety for law enforcement and security for the citizens of france in general.

The petition, published on, a French petitions and surveys portal, was penned by 93 retired police officers, and solemnly asks the government “to do everything possible to put an end to the extremely serious situation that France is going through in matters of security and public tranquility.”

Signed by over 36,000 people, the petition suggests that the authority of the French state is being “undermined by violent minorities,” and that there are “lost territories” in France in which the laws of the Republic no longer apply.

The letter points to what it says is a surge in attacks and violence against law enforcement, suggesting that they “demonstrate a rejection of our republican values, our customs and our model of society across entire sections of our nation.” It points to last week’s incident in…

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