Christian Piquemal, who was robbed of his privileges by military chiefs
The 80-year-old Piquemal, former Common of the International Legion, directs the signatories of the indignant letter to Emmanuel Macron.
After he was arrested at an anti-immigration rally in Calais in 2016, his privileges as a retired civil servant have been revoked.
Additionally current have been members of the anti-Islamic Pegida motion.
Christian Piquemal speaks at a rally in Calais in 2016. Pegida, an anti-Islamic motion originating in Germany, took half within the rally
Piquemal denied figuring out Pegida could be there too and denied his protest was racist.
The final is believed to have been the de facto chief of the rally however was later acquitted by a choose whereas fines have been handed out to others.
Piquemal, who retired in 2000, was disadvantaged of the fitting to put on the uniform and misplaced his navy officer’s identification card. Nonetheless, his rank was not withdrawn.
Emmanuel de Richoufftz, “Common of the Suburbs”
De Richoufftz, a graduate of the celebrated Saint-Cyr Army Faculty based by Napoleon, was an adjutant to French Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy from 1981 to 1984.
He served in Iraq, Africa, and Bosnia.
He is named the “Common of the Suburbs” after authoring a e-book in 1992 referred to as “One other Late Conflict”.
Youngsters have fun the go to of the French Common Emmanuel De Richoufftz throughout his go to to the central Ivory Coast from Sakassou in August 2003
The final tried to make the general public conscious of “actual ghettos on the outskirts of cities” and warned that intervention was wanted to combine deprived younger individuals.
He represented the Nationwide Rally Social gathering of Marine Le Pen within the native elections in Le Grau-du-Roi in 2019.
Final 12 months he left Le Pen’s social gathering to hitch Debout la France (‘France Come up’), a right-wing Eurosceptic social gathering.
Jean-Pierre Fabre-Bernadac, former police chief and activist of the yellow vest
Jean-Pierre Fabre-Bernadac, former police chief
Fabre-Bernadac is the supervisor of the Place Armes web site, which is “open to all retired, lively and reserved navy personnel who love France and acknowledge that France is on the fringes”.
In 2018 he took half within the yellow vest protests towards Macron’s authorities.
On a latest radio look, Fabre-Bernadac lamented the Omerta, which revolves round immigration, claiming that migrant murders and assaults weren’t reported within the media.
He referred to as it a “horrible double customary”.
In one other media look he not too long ago stated: “The French don’t belief politicians, however they belief the military.”
Antoine Martinez, former Air Drive common
Martinez was additionally embroiled within the pleasure over the Calais rally organized by Piquemal in 2016.
He hosts the web site of Volunteers for France.
In a video shot for the Youtube channel Volunteers for France final November, Martinez described how the coronavirus disaster masked what he believes is the extra urgent concern of Islamic radicalization.
In an accompanying article he wrote: “There’s certainly no level in projecting our troopers into exterior theaters to guard us when our leaders, regardless of the proof, quit naming the enemy and preventing them on our soil. ‘
Antoine Martinez, former Air Drive common
Francois Gaubert, ally of Le Pen
Gaubert, 77, one other graduate of the Saint-Cyr Elite Officer Coaching Faculty, spent 4 a long time within the Navy on operations overseas, together with in Africa, the Indian and Pacific Oceans, in Berlin after the autumn of the Berlin Wall and in Sarajevo on the finish of the conflict in Bosnia.
He retired in 2002.
He joined Entrance Nationwide in December 2012 and was a candidate within the Montpellier municipal council elections.
He was elected to town council in 2015.
Right this moment he’s a Nationwide Rally Council member in Occitania.
The 20 generals:
Christian Piquemal, Gilles Barrie, François Gaubert, Emmanuel de Richoufftz, Michel Joslin de Noray, André Coustou, Philippe Desrousseaux de Medrano, Antoine Martinez, Daniel Grosmaire, Robert Jeannerod, Pierre Dominique Aigueperse, Roland Dubois, Dominique Delawarde, Jean Claude Grolier de Cacqueray , Roger Prigent, Alfred Lebreton, Man Durand and Gérard Balastre.